The Unlikely Travels of Washington's War TentFebruary 20, 2024, from 7-8:30 p.m.
How do historical eras and historical figures connect to one another? Teachers frequently cite the challenges of illustrating for students how people, places, and events throughout history are woven together. Join educators from the Museum alongside Sarah Kay Bierle and Dan Davis from the American Battlefield Trust as we explore how the story of George Washington's headquarters tent, the Museum's marquee artifact, spans both the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.
Together, we'll investigate this object's remarkable story by examining its unlikely travels, the symbolic meaning it held to different generations of Americans, and the many connections between our nation's first Commander in Chief and other defining moments in American history.