July 9 – August 20, 2012 Location: Guilderland, NY Exhibitions

The national touring exhibition, The Many Faces of George Washington, has been developed by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association and is traveling in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Exhibition materials are drawn from the Mount Vernon Collections.

A Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that examines the multi-dimensional, real-life man behind the myth. Produced by George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, this free exhibition presents the many different facets of Washington’s leadership through dazzling color graphics of paintings, photographs, and iconic objects from the Mount Vernon collections.

The Many Faces of George Washington looks at Washington’s leadership in the exhibition’s seven sections: Virginia Childhood, Risk Taker, Realistic Visionary, Wise Decision Maker, Impassioned Learner, Visionary Entrepreneur, and At Home at Mount Vernon.  The exhibition has been made possible by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. 

The Many Faces of George Washington provides background and insight into our nation’s first president, a man whom many recognize but few know much about. Spanning Washington’s entire life, the exhibition focuses on the traits that made him a beloved leader and the choices that helped establish a stable democratic government.



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