WCAV WVAW WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports Newsplex

Va. Historic Area Helps Recreate 1st 'Oval Office'

April 6, 2013

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Colonial Williamsburg and Museum of the American Revolution are teaming up to reproduce the large oval-shaped tent that was George Washington's home for much of the Revolutionary War.

The tent served as both is bedroom and office for the first commander-in-chief of American military forces.

Officials say historic tradespeople at the Virginia historic area will hand-sew the tent using hand-loomed Irish linen this summer. Others there will fashion wooden poles to support the structure, forge iron hardware and pole fittings, and carve stakes to anchor it. It will measure 22 feet long, 15 feet wide and ten feet high when complete.

Once complete, it will be used for a variety of programs before being displayed in the new Museum of the American Revolution when it opens in Philadelphia in 2016.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 201785341 - newsplex.com/a?a=201785341