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Nelly Custis' Passion for Music

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The granddaughter of Martha Washington and step-granddaughter of George, Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis had a very close relationship with them and spent much time at Mount Vernon. In this video, harpsichordist Dr. Joyce Lindorff talks about Nelly's passion for playing the harpsichord and piano and the importance of music in the Washington household. Learn more about Washington's harpsichord:

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