In the early 1920's, a group of public spirited citizens banded together to seek a more meaningful memorial of the home where George Washington was born. The Wakefield National Memorial Association was organized June 11, 1923 "...to rebuild the home in which George Washington was born, to restore the neglected graveyard of his ancestors, and to make Wakefield a place of pilgrimage for all those who venerate the name of Washington."
The Association, later renamed the George Washington Birthplace Association, continued to provide ancillary support to the Birthplace until 2010. The Association disbanded in that year and the park has been unable to locate another group to take their place. The search is ongoing.