George Mason’s 285th Birthday to Be Celebrated

Posted: December 3, 2010 at 1:04 am, Last Updated: December 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

Courtesy Gunston Hall

Dec. 11 is a special date in Mason history: It’s the birthday of the university’s namesake, George Mason.

Since the birthday falls on a Saturday this year, the university will celebrate the 285th birthday of Mason, the man, on Thursday, Dec. 9. Festivities will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the SUB I Patriot’s Lounge.

Appearances are scheduled for George Mason himself (actually an actor from Gunston Hall, Mason’s estate); President Alan Merten; and University Counsel Tom Moncure (an expert on George Mason history).

Other reasons to attend: free birthday cake, singing of the fight song by the Patriot Leaders, games, prizes and more.

The Office of Student Media will host the party.

For more information, contact Dan Waxman, professional and alumni development manager in the Office of Student Media, at

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