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New George Washington Exhibition to Open at the Rodgers Tavern Museum

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

A frequent visitor to Rodgers Tavern stops by once more.

Explore “The Many Faces of George Washington,” a national traveling exhibition that examines the multi-dimensional, real-life man behind the myth, free to the public from June 20th to July 14th at the Rodgers Tavern Museum, 259 Broad Street, Perryville, MD.

Produced by George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, this 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.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the real George Washington in a place he knew well and visited often in his travels. Imagine being in the same rooms where our first president walked, dined, and slept while learning about him." -Jennifer Pitts, Museum Director

“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 Rodgers Tavern Museum will be operating on an extended schedule during the exhibit: Thursdays from 12:00pm-5:00pm, Fridays from 3:00pm-6:00pm, Saturdays from 10:00am-5:00pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm-5:00pm from June 20th to July 14th. For more information about the museum, including upcoming events, visit our Facebook page or website or call 410-642-2164.

About Rodgers Tavern Museum

Rodgers Tavern, a vital link along one of the most important roadways in America’s early history preserves and shares the inimitable stories of tavern residents and travelers (like George Washington) through dynamic, engaging experiences that encourage exploration of our area’s rich cultural and natural legacy. The Town of Perryville owns and operates the Rodgers Tavern Museum seeking to continue to preserve the building and facilitate its usefulness as a historic center for cultural and community activities.

About George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Since 1860, over 80 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens the most popular historic home in America. Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and stimulating educational programs on the Estate and in classrooms across the nation, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Pease, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.” Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest national preservation organization, founded in 1853. A picturesque drive to the southern end of the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon is located just 16 miles from the nation’s capital.

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history. The Institute serves teachers, students, scholars, and the general public. It helps create history-centered schools, organizes seminars and programs for educators, produces print and electronic publications and traveling exhibitions, sponsors lectures by eminent historians, and administers a History Teacher of the Year Award in every state through its partnership with Preserve America. The Institute also conducts awards including the Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and George Washington Book Prizes, and offers fellowships for scholars to work in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. The Institute maintains two websites, and the quarterly online journal

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