July – Sunset Sky (click here)
Heading to New Jersey over the George Washington Bridge at sunset… (does anyone else see 2 eyes and a mouth at the top of the bridge?) 🙂
December – Photo A Day Challenge, Letter ‘M’ (click here)
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City
There you have it, my favorite posts from 2018… onward to 2019 🙂
One of the main focal points on the central Green in Morristown, New Jersey is the life-sized sculptural grouping of General Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Marquis de Lafayette, known as “The Alliance.” It commemorates Lafayette’s arrival with news of French support for the American cause. Washington used Jacob Arnold’s Tavern adjacent to the Green as his headquarters during the winter of 1777. During this winter Washington ordered the inoculation of his soldiers, saving thousands and preserving his army.
I wish there had been places like this when I was in school, history then was names and dates, this is hands on and brings history alive. I know more about the American Revolution now than I ever did.
The best place to start is watching the short film ‘Revolution’ and then proceeding to the main galleries. Beginning in the lower right of the map we have…
Becoming Revolutionaries (1760-1775)
The Darkest Hour (1776-1778)
A Revolutionary War (1778-1783)
A New Nation (1783-present)
Last but not least, but certainly the most impressive – Washington’s War Tent
**From museum brochure – Created for use as a mobile field headquarters during the Revolutionary War, the tent likely was made in Reading, Pennsylvania in early 1778, while Washington was encamped at Valley Forge. It was used by George Washington from 1778 – 1783, and witnessed many dramatic moments during the War of Independence, including the 1781 Siege of Yorktown, the last major battle of the war. The tent was last displayed several decades ago at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Since we had limited time in Philadelphia we weren’t able to see much else. I did however want to see the Liberty Bell and although that museum was closed it was visible from outside.