This special exhibition features more than 86 objects including 22 of George Washington's original books, allowing visitors to step into his world to read the words that he read, the books he took notes from, and the titles he recommended to others.
What did George Washington read? What shaped the thinking of the man who defeated the British army and secured American independence? Why did our first president believe that books were so important? To find out, we invite you to look over his shoulder and discover the words that instructed, inspired, angered, and entertained him.
Visitors to the exhibition will discover fresh perspectives of early America’s “indispensable man,” – from the nature of Washington's early education and the underpinnings of his thoughts as a soldier, gentleman, farmer, and statesman, to the enlightened projects and debates in which he participated in his final years.
On display inside the Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center. Entrance to the museum is included in general admission.