Mount Vernon Ladies Association
Ann Pamela Cunningham was the person responsible for saving Mount Vernon Estate by forming the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. She raised the funds throughout the US Civil War, primarily from donations from the women (of both north and south) to purchase the neglected historical property. This award medal was commissioned by the MVLA to be given out annually to thank those who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to the estate. It was sculpted in clay and cast in two parts (front and back) these casts were hand delivered to the Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris) where it was reduced and cast into a large bronze medallion.