George Washington: The Myths and the Man

Copy of George Washington
Tuesday, July 7th 2020 - Saturday, October 17th 2020
All Day
All Ages

"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."

The commander-in-chief who led the Continental Army and the unified thirteen colonies is the focus of the Louisiana Old State Capitol’s newest exhibit, George Washington: Myths and the Man.

This exhibit explores the facts behind one of the most popular figures in American history. Through romanticized paintings by artist Jean Leon Gerome Farris and personal artifacts the exhibit delves deeper into the “Father of our Country.” The artifacts provide guests with insight to Washington’s private life and what drove him to be a public servant.

In addition to leading the Continental Army, Washington served as the first president of the United States where he established precedents that continue to define the office. Washington’s legacy lived on following his death in 1799, and today he consistently ranks among the most influential figures in history.


*When viewing the Virtual Tour below, use the gear in the upper right hand corner to turn the narration on. Each scene provides narration in addition to the points of interest.*