EXHIBIT DATES AND TIMES:
November 7, 2011- December 19, 2011
8:30 am—5:00 pm
Guilford Battleground Company is proud to sponsor this traveling exhibit at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. This powerful exhibit gives you one more good reason to visit the Park this fall. Even though George Washington’s name and reputation are well known, there are many aspects of his greatness about which most people are unaware and myths surrounding Washington abound. This exhibition introduces you to the multidimensional, real-life man behind those myths. We believe you’ll be intrigued by what you see and that you will learn a lot from your visit to see this exhibit.
This exhibition presents the many different facets of George Washington’s leadership through dazzling paintings, photographs, and iconic objects. The seven sections of the exhibition are: Against All Odds in Two Wars;
Realistic Visionary; Wise Decision-Maker; Impassioned Learner; Practical Scholar; Visionary Entrepreneur; and At Home at Mount Vernon. Each panel features quality reproduction images of portraits, land surveys, maps,
clothing and letters. It was produced by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Historic artifacts related to George Washington and/or associated with the Colonial period will also be on display. They are being made available for viewing through the generosity of the Greensboro Historical Museum and several local citizens. Some of the artifacts which may be seen along with the George Washington exhibit include the following.
- Pewter plate and cup used by George Washington while visiting Guilford County in 1791.
- Pair of silver spurs owned by Washington.
- Letter written by Washington during the Revolutionary War.
- Certificate of service (conditional discharge) signed by Washington.
- Several prints depicting Washington, Mount Vernon and the Washington family.
- Ribbon commemorating the 1832 Centennial observance of Washington’s birth.
- Collection of medals, buttons and ribbons depicting incidents of Washington’s life.
- Statuettes, ceramic items, and glassware commemorating the Washington Bicentennial in 1932.
- A grouping of items displaying the enormous popularity of our First President.