As commander in chief of the Continental Army, George Washington led our nation to independence. As president of the Constitutional Convention, he presided over the creation of our new instrument of government. And, as the first president of the United States, he led our country through the early, turbulent years of nationhood. George Washington’s leadership, character and civic responsibility remain examples to follow today.
Now you and your students can celebrate Washington’s character, leadership, and accomplishments by hanging a beautifully-framed replica of Rembrandt Peale’s Porthole Portrait of George Washington. It is specially sized (30”x 36”) to take a place of honor in your school’s central office, library, or auditorium. Accompanying the portrait will be a George Washington Celebration Kit with suggested activities to commemorate the portrait’s dedication, as well as suggested lesson plans for classroom use.
To receive this FREE limited-edition portrait, please have your principal complete the Request Letter on school letterhead and mail it to Mount Vernon at:
Yvonne Jones, Education Department,
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens, P.O. Box 110,
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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