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Secrets Bonus Episode: Washington the Botanist
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On this special Members' Only episode of the Secrets of Washington's Archives, we're featuring one of the most beautiful books in the Washington Presidential Library's collections, a set of William Curtis' Botanical Magazine. Often considered the world's first color periodical, the Botanical Magazine is more than just a few pretty pages. It is also a rare peek into Washington's scientific interests. While we often think of Washington as a general or a president, we may more rarely consider him a scientist. But if the new government of the United States was Washington's great experiment for promoting human happiness, then his botanic garden was a space for him to test out his green thumb. Learn more about the George Washington Podcast Network: https://www.georgewashingtonpodcast.com/ Listen to the podcast: https://www.georgewashingtonpodcast.com/show/secrets-of-washingtons-archives/