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Joint Program with Museum of the American Revolution: George Washington's Revolutionary War Tent
480 views • April 8, 2021
George Washington’s sleeping and office tent is one of the most remarkable objects owned by the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The tent served as Washington’s headquarters throughout much of the Revolutionary War, and in 2013, the Museum set out to create a working reproduction to better understand the General’s experience, collaborating with Mount Vernon and other institutions. Join the Museum's Gallery Interpretation Manager Dr. Tyler Putman and Mount Vernon’s Curator of Fine and Decorative Art Adam T. Erby as they explore the original object and its recreation. The program will feature many items from Mount Vernon’s collection and their comparable replicas, as well as a sneak peek at the Museum’s forthcoming digital interactive, the Virtual First Oval Office Project, sponsored by the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania.