George Washington's Mount Vernon
At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Roy Young is vice president for guest experience. Roy is deeply committed to interpretation and experience driving deep meaningful learning about the 18th century; Washington, his family, and this country's rich history. Young was appointed to Mount Vernon after serving at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork, located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, where he most recently served as director of operations and visitor experience, and previously as curator of education. Young is co-chair of the board for the American Alliance of Museums Historic House and Sites Professional Network. An architectural designer, historian, and visual artist by training, Young previously served as the managing partner at the Design-Build Architectural firm, Young Bickley Geiger International, Inc. He also taught museum education and interior design courses at several higher education institutions, most recently at Chatham University and Juniata College. Young obtained his Masters of Arts in Art and Visual Culture Education from the University of Arizona and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri, focusing on ethnographic research and the visitor experience at iconic house museums.
Tuesday, May 21
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM