Among His Troops

January 13, 2018 - 11:00 am to February 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

Free with Museum Admission.

For a limited time only, see a newly discovered 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting that offers an invaluable glimpse into the Revolutionary War, a time before the invention of photography. The sweeping watercolor painting of a 1782 Continental Army encampment contains the only known wartime depiction of General Washington’s headquarters tent, which is dramatically presented at the Museum. The painting depicts hundreds of military tents arrayed across the rolling landscape of the lower Hudson Valley. Perched on a hilltop rising above the scene is Washington’s field headquarters, including the marquee tent in which he lived during the Revolutionary War. 

Learn more about the special exhibit here

​Special Events and Programs

Date Event Tickets
Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 pm Illustrated Lecture -African American Patriots $15 non-members | $5 Members
Saturday, Feb. 3 | 11:00-5:00 Mapping the War with the Department of the Geographer Free with Museum Admission
Sunday, Feb. 4 | 11:00-3:00 Mapping the War with the Department of the Geographer Free with Museum Admission
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 11:00-5:00 Historical Watercolor Painting Demonstrations Free with Museum Admission
Sunday, Feb. 11 | 11:00-5:00 Historical Watercolor Painting Demonstrations Free with Museum Admission
Sunday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 pm Conservation of the Watercolor with Corine McHugh Free with Museum Admission
Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 pm Evening Discussion with the Museum Curators $25 non-members | $15 Members
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 17-19 | 11:00-5:00 Presidents Day Weekend: Meet The Commander in Chief's Guard Free with Museum Admission
Sunday, Feb. 18 at 10:00 am & 11:00 am Breakfast with George Washington Non-members | Members

 


Guided Tours of Among His Troops

Early Access Tours
Thirty-minute educator-led early access tours of the special exhibit are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. 

Curator Talks
Twenty-minute gallery talks by members of the curatorial team are offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Included with general admission.

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