Among His Troops
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
|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.
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.