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The Museum's first oval office project set up at Newport Historical Society with four costumed living history interpreters and one Museum staff member in a navy blue museum polo.

Join the Museum at Clark Park in West Philadelphia (43rd & Baltimore Avenue) where students from the Living History Youth Summer Institute along with costumed living historians will set up our First Oval Office Project, a recreated Revolutionary War encampment, including handsewn, full-scale replicas of General George Washington's sleeping marquee, camp bed, furniture, and more that served as his mobile headquarters while on campaign. This program is free and open to the public. It is a rain or shine event.

This event is a culminating public event for the students participating in the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute, which is part of our African American Interpretive Program. This six-week summer institute is an intensive course for five young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era and involves guest speakers, research projects, and field study. It will prepare the participants to explore careers in cultural heritage, museum, and theater fields.

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Living History Youth Summer Institute students meet with public historian Cheyney McKnight at center.
 

Living History Youth Summer Institute

The Museum offers a six-week intensive summer course for young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era.
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Image 101220 Foop George Washingtons Replica War Tent
 

First Oval Office Project

Learn more about the Museum's handsewn, full-scale replica of General George Washington's mobile Revolutionary War headquarters tents.
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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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