Considered “the crown jewel” of the collection, the surviving artifact will be on display when the new museum opens to the public on April 19 aspart of an “innovative, multi-layered, mixed media presentation in a dedicated 100-seat theater exploring Washington’s leadership.”
Washington strategized and made key decisions that impacted the course of our history underneath the iconic textile, museum representatives noted.
Artistic rendering/Museum of the American Revolution
A rendering of the exhibit featuring George Washington's tent from the American Revolution.
Also being installed is a colossal 19th-century painting depicting Washington and Comte de Rochambeau, who was the commander of all the French forces and played a major role in helping the Continental Army win the Revolutionary War.
Museum of the American Revolution/for PhillyVoice
A 19th-century, 17-by-13-foot painting depicting George Washington and French general Rochambeau, who played a major role in helping the Continental Army win the Revolutionary War, is being stretched out and framed in preparation for the museum's opening.