The History of Washington's Headquarters Tent

The history of Washington's Headquarters Tent doesn't stop at the end of the war. Its journey from Revolutionary battlefields to the Museum's collection is a fascinating story in its own right, and one that touches on key events in American history. As part of The First Oval Office project, our team of historians and curators have been researching this journey. More

Canada and the American Revolution

There were twenty British North American colonies or provinces in 1776, so why did only thirteen of those colonies declare independence that year or confirm it by war and treaty in 1783? Dr. Holly A. Mayer shares the Canadian response to the American Revolution. More


  • 5 h
    The Museum is celebrating Washington's #b-day at the Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest. From 1 to 3 pm Museum staff w…
  • FEB 16
    Breakfast with George Washington! On Sunday, Feb. 18, share a buffet w/ the "father of the country," & create your…
  • FEB 16
    Haven't seen Among His Troops yet? Take a 10am Early Access Guided Tour - Offered Sat, Sun, & Mon of…

2014 Year in Review

Our end-of-year newsletter featured highlights from 2014, including new artifact acquisitions, staff additions, fundraising successes, and most importantly... More