Wednesday, October 02, 2013

George Washington Presidential Library

George Washington wrote to his friend James Henry in 1797, “I have not houses to build, except one, which I must erect for the accommodation and security of my military, civil and private papers, which are voluminous and may be interesting.”  After nearly two centuries, the “house” has been built.

The Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington opened last week.  The Library will feature over 18,000 published works about the president, a digital library with more than 250,000 pieces, and Washington’s personal books and hand-written letters to give scholars a glimpse into the Founding Father’s life.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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