George Washington

Approximately 100 original objects associated with George Washington – including the only surviving complete set of his famous dentures – were on display for the Reagan Library’s special exhibition, Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon.  The exhibition went beyond the iconic image on the dollar bill to reveal the real George Washington as not only a general and president but as a young land surveyor, experimental farmer, and savvy entrepreneur. Washington’s views on religion and slavery, and the influence of his wife, Martha, were also explored in this exhibition which featured life-size figures of Washington developed through a cutting-edge forensic investigation, engaging videos, original artifacts, intricate three-dimensional architectural models, and interactive displays.