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Oldest U.S. Synagogue Turns 250

America’s oldest extant synagogue was dedicated 250 years ago today in Newport, Rhode Island, and later received strong words of support from George Washington.

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Did George Washington Knock Back a Cold One Here?

NYC preservationist makes a potentially major historic find: possible remnants of the Colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern.

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5 Things You Might Not Know About the Washington Monument

Find out some fascinating facts about this American landmark, which opened to the public 125 years ago.

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Mount Vernon Opens New George Washington Presidential Library

More than two centuries after George Washington’s death, his wish to build his own presidential library has finally been fulfilled.

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George Washington’s Revolutionary St. Patrick’s Day

When General George Washington needed to boost sagging patriot morale, he enlisted a rarely celebrated holiday—St. Patrick’s Day—to the cause.

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235 Years Ago, Washington’s Troops Made Camp at Valley Forge

On December 19, 1777, 11,000 Continental Army regulars marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to set up winter quarters during the Revolutionary War.

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Drawing By 10-Year-Old George Washington Found?

If genuine, a sketch of a sailboat would be the earliest known document produced by George Washington.

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Five Presidents’ Rocky Roads to the White House

This Presidents’ Day, check out the obstacles that five of our commanders-in-chief overcame on their way to the Oval Office.

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All the Presidents’ Birthdays

In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s a look at some unusual ways the commanders-in-chief have spent their special day.

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Raising a Toast With George Washington’s Beer

The New York Public Library, which owns a notebook with a beer recipe by George Washington, announced Wednesday that it would recreate the brew.