George Washington was the “poster boy” of the late 18th century. Everyone wanted a copy of his image. Learn how Washington’s image became an icon while viewing busts and paintings of Washington on a gallery tour of the museum. More
Did Washington really have wooden teeth? Did he chop down a cherry tree?
Revisit these and other Washington stories, investigate their truthfulness, and discover why such tales were and are so popular. More
Hear how America’s favorite founder found his voice, his character, and his reputation through the nib of his pen. Washington’s papers, rather than clarifying the man, only deepen the mystery of this larger than life figure. More
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Drew University Rose Memorial Library, 2nd Floor, Pilling Room
What was Washington’s favorite breakfast? What food did Martha Washington enjoy?
Discover dining habits of George Washington, his family, and his associates as well as eating customs and preservation methods from the 18th century. More
During the Revolutionary War African-Americans acted as soldiers, servants and spies. Meet one of Washington's aides during a Ford Mansion tour and learn about the role of African-Americans in the various armies of the Revolution. More