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Textile conservator Virginia Whelan works sitting at a table on conserving a portion of George Washington's Revolutionary War tent.

Collections Society members are invited to a special evening at the Museum to meet textile conservator Virginia J. Whelan for a private tour and discussion with Museum Curator of Exhibitions Matthew Skic. Whelan and Skic will share new discoveries and insights from piecing together surviving fragments of George Washington’s tents for a signature display in Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s TentFollowing the behind-the-scenes tour, the conversation will continue over a private reception, presentation, and Q&A in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café.

Collections Society members make additional gifts to support the Museum Collection. To join and to RSVP for this exclusive event, please contact Jane Hayden at 267.579.3364 or [email protected].

This blue wall in the Witness to Revolution exhibit features nine fragments anchored by a large piece in the middle of Washington's tent that were cut from the original.
Fragments cut from George Washington's tent displayed in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

About Collections Society
The Collections Society is a membership add-on for members who share a special interest in our collections and exhibitions development. Membership in the Collections Society begins at $500 per year and includes exclusive invitations to two behind-the-scenes programs per year that demonstrate the impact of your support. Your Collections Society membership funds new acquisitions and the care of the collection. Have questions about the Collections Society? Please contact our Leadership Giving team at 267.579.3364 or [email protected].

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A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.
 

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent

Now Open Through January 5, 2025
Witness to Revolution, now open through Jan. 5, 2025, brings to life the journey of George Washington’s tent from the Revolutionary War to an enduring symbol of the American republic.
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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum
 

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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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