See George Washington Letters at Sigal Museum

Manuscripts from our first president are on display at Easton's Sigal Museum

Before he won the Revolutionary War and became the first U.S. president, George Washington made maps and surveys.

One of those surveys -- drawn by an 18-year-old Washington -- is on display now at the Sigal Museum, part of its “George Washington: A Sampling of Important Manuscripts” exhibit, which is on display until Feb. 28.

In a news release, the museum said it hopes the exhibit gives visitors "a deeper understanding of Washington as a man, family member, land owner, and leader."

The exhibit includes a letter written by Washington in 1770, a letter from 1799 dealing with Washington's death as well as a portrait of Washington discovered on the banks of the Delaware River

And if you're interested in a more in-depth look, visit the museum next Saturday as historian Jeffrey Finnegan presents a guided tour that will look at key events in Washington’s life at the time of the various documents.

Last year, the Sigal had on display a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence, believed to be the only one copied from the original document.


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