A Family Affair

This is the second in a two-part series about the fate Washington's Headquarters Tent between the end of the Civil War and the start of the 20th century. More

Safe Keeping

This is the last in a three-part series about the dramatic journeys of Washington's Headquarters Tent during the Civil War. More

Reclaiming History

This is the first in a two-part series about the fate Washington's Headquarters Tent between the end of the Civil War and the start of the 20th century. More

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Fieldwork in Valley Forge

In 1906, as Reverend W. Herbert Burk is developing his vision for the Valley Forge Museum of American History, he is also building a small collection that will soon include an iconic treasure: George Washington's Headquarters Tent. More

Meet Reverend Burk

In 1909, Reverend W. Herbert Burk purchased George Washington's Headquarters Tent from one of Washington's descendants. It was to be the centerpiece of Reverend Burk's Valley Forge Museum of American History, and part of his mission to restore and renew Washington's importance in American hearts. More

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