Discover the Real George Washington


George Washington wore wooden dentures. That may be the most singularly personal fact most of us know about the first president of the United States. A new exhibit at Gilcrease Museum was created to reveal more of the man pictured on the $1 bill. The traveling display Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon opens June 24 in Tulsa to show his views on religion and slavery as well as his experiences as a land surveyor, experimental farmer and entrepreneur. Life-size figures of Washington developed through forensic methods, artifacts from his life and interactive models are included as are tools used by slaves and Revolutionary War armaments. Martha Washington’s influence is represented with pieces of her jewelry, china and reproductions of her gold wedding dress and purple satin slippers. The teeth? They will be there, too. The exhibit runs through Sept. 23.


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