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Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Exhibitions

George Washington: A National Treasure

George Washington: A National Treasure is a national exhibit that focuses on the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796 (the last painting of Washington before his death). An historic tour from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, this painting will travel across the country to eight major cities for the first time. The portrait is currently at the...
The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources: 1745-1799

One of the most durable and consistently helpful online electronic archives (online since 1992) is the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library. One of the center's projects of note is a fine collection of the works of one of Virginia's favorite sons, George Washington -- also the country's first president. The site contains a preface, authored by Frank E. Grizzard, Jr. (the...
Every Necessary Care & Attention

George Washington wore many hats during his lifetime (president, surveyor, and businessman, among others) and he was also particularly keen on taking care of his estate and family. He was intently interested in health and medicine, an interest explored by this exhibit from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The site offers a good introduction via the Explore tab, after which visitors can...