Reporting John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In conjunction with the George Washington exhibit at the National Constitution Center, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has its own display about the “father of our country”, but it will only be on display on Wednesday, August 3rd.
Normally, says Nicole Mahoney, spokeswoman for the Society, to see these Washington artifacts you would have to pay admission and then ask for them. However, on Wednesday, from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Society’s 13th and Locust building, it is a free display of what Mahoney calls a “best-of”.
“We have portraits. Letters from George Washington to John Cadwalader about crossing the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton, Washington’s pocket diary, Martha Washington’s personal cookbook. We also surprisingly have a lock of George Washington’s hair.”
Mahoney says the Society is also planning another Civil War display in October with a slightly different focus than the one in April: Philadelphia and the Civil War home front.
Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio 1060