Spring at Dodona Manor

In the words of Robin Williams, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” At General and Mrs. Marshall’s Leesburg home, Dodona Manor, spring has brought 80 parties since the couple purchased the property in 1941. As an avid gardener and amateur arborist, George Marshall loved nothing more than to escape the trials of public […]

Lights, Camera, Katherine!

Katherine Tupper married George C. Marshall in 1930, but her early life took a very different route – a life on the road and on the stage. Yes, Katherine was once a celebrity actress! After graduating from the Hollins Institute, Katherine set her sights on the New York stage and enrolled in the American Academy […]

“The Old Professor” in China

On a wintry evening in December 1945, the telephone at Dodona Manor rang for General Marshall. It was President Harry S. Truman who, just ten days after Marshall retired as Army Chief of Staff, requested that Marshall serve as U.S. Special Envoy to China. Ever the public servant, Marshall accepted his next call to duty. […]