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What was Philadelphia like in the Revolutionary era when George Washington served as the first president of the United States, and how did the city shape him as a leader and person?

Authors and historians David O. Stewart and Talmage Boston joined Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson for a walking tour through Washington’s Philadelphia, including stops at Independence Hall, the President’s House, and Congress Hall. Following stops at key moments in the Museum’s core exhibition and our special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, the trio warmed up in Revolution Place for a fireside chat about the nation’s first president.

About the Guests

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Talmage Boston

Talmage Boston is a lawyer, speaker, and author based in Texas. As an author, he has written four books of history with forewords by John Grisham, Ken Burns, Frank Deford, and former US Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, and has written over 75 Op-Ed essays and book reviews for the Dallas Morning News. 

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David O. Stewart

Formerly a trial and appellate lawyer, David O. Stewart now writes history books and historical novels. His recent book, George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father, was called “an outstanding biography” by the Wall Street Journal, won the History Prize of the Society of the Cincinnati, New Jersey, and won the George Washington Memorial Award. 

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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum
 

Washington's War Tents

Explore the cornerstone of the Museum's collection, General George Washington's Revolutionary War Tent, and the handsewn, full-scale replica of his field headquarters.
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Washington's Headquarters Flag

Believed to be the earliest surviving 13-star American flag, Washington's Standard marked his presence throughout the war.
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A Museum staff member views a painting in the Liberty exhibit
 

Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War

Open daily, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., through September 5, 2022
The Museum's special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, immerses visitors in the dramatic and research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani to bring the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution to life.
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