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Relics of George Washington, National Museum (now the Arts and Industries Building), 1891

Prominently displayed in the North Hall, the personal effects of Washington and other founding fathers were among the first things visitors saw when they entered the National Museum. The historical relic collection remained on exhibit at the Arts and Industries Building until 1964, when the Museum of History and Technology opened across the National Mall.

See also: Presidential Memorabilia

Relics of George Washington, National Museum (now the Arts and Industries Building), 1891

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