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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.

First Oval Office Project at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

February 18-19, 2023
Join us in Houston, Texas, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens from Feb. 18-19 when we will set up our replica of George Washington's headquarters tent.
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This image depicts the book cover of George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. There is a portrait of Gorge Washington. The right side of the portrait runs off the left side of the book cover, so only the left side of his body is visible.

The Secret Six

This excerpt from authors Kilmeade and Yaeger shows George Washington's use of intelligence and counterintelligence, including Culper Spy Ring
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I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

I, Eliza Hamilton

Read an excerpt from Susan Holloway Scott's work of historical fiction about Eliza Schuyler, wife of Alexander Hamilton, during the Revolutionary War.
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This image depicts the book cover of American Insurgents American Patriots: The Revolution of the People by T.H. Breen. The book cover is a painting of a Revolutionary battle with smoke clouds filling the air.

American Insurgents, American Patriots

Read an excerpt from TH Breen that traces the rise of everyday patriots who used pressure at the local level to create a shared American sense of purpose.
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Rum Punch and Revolution

This excerpt from Peter Thompson highlights the changing culture surrounding taverns and political life on the eve of the American Revolution
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This image shows the book cover of The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan. The background is black, but there is a painting of Redcoats and Continental Army soldiers fighting with swords on horseback.

The Road to Guilford Courthouse

This excerpt from John Buchanan examines not only the battlefield strategy made in the Carolinas, but also the military careers of the major characters
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Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts

Founding Mothers

Read this excerpt from Cokie Roberts that offers a comprehensive look at the many roles women played in American Revolutionary War.
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American Crisis by William Fleming Jr.

American Crisis

Read an excerpt from William Fowler Jr.'s book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years after Yorktown, 1781-1783.
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This image depicts the book cover of Thomas Paine Collected Writings. It includes Common Sense, The Crisis, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, and other pamphlets, articles, and letters. It is a black background with an image of Paine in the top right corner. He is wearing a brown suit against a brown background and looking at the viewer. Paine is written in large white letters with the colors of the American flag in strips under the text.

The American Crisis

Read an excerpt from Thomas Paine's collected writings, including the first in his pamphlet series published on December 19, 1776.
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This image shows the book cover The Battle for The Fourteenth Colony: America’s War of Liberation in Canada 1774-1776 by Mark Anderson.

The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony

This excerpt from Mark Anderson reveals the beginnings of the Quebec Campaign when colonists were trying to bring Canada into the Continental confederation
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