Revolutionary Summer: Metalsmithing in George Washington’s Encampment
September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All Ages
Explore George Washington’s Headquarters Tent in an outdoor courtyard and experience where he strategized, dined, and slept. Hear from Museum of the American Revolution educators as they detail Washington’s daily life with his troops. Then, meet one of the most important figures in camp: the metalsmith. On this final weekend of Revolutionary Summer, get hands-on with iron, copper, and even silver. Learn about all the smith’s tools and take a turn at shaping a bowl or button.
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