PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A large canvas tent that served as George Washington's home and command center during the Revolutionary War is being duplicated down to the finest stitch. The tent, also called a marquee, is being reproduced this summer as part of a new partnership between the planned Museum of... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - A book once owned by George Washington containing his annotated copy of the U.S. Constitution has sold for nearly $10 million at a New York auction. A spokesman for Christie's auction house says it's a new world record for a historical document. Christie's says the bidder... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - George Washington's 223-year-old copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights are expected to go for bids of $2 million to $3 million at auction later this month. The documents are bound in a book that contains notes in Washington's handwriting, including notations of the responsibilities of... more »
Do you see it? A Nebraska woman claims she's had a McDonald's chicken McNugget for three years that resembles George Washington.
The woman decided to auction off the McNugget on E-Bay to help raise money for her church. It worked; she sold the McNugget for more than $10,000!
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BROOKLYN, Ohio (AP) - A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed... more »
The American Numismatic Association's Money Museum has put together a new collections of coins that could have been. The "patterns coins," as they're called, were stamped for design purposes but never approved for circulation.
The exhibit features rare coins that span an 80 year period during the 19th Century.... more »
If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty overdue library fine. New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was... more »
Today is a federal holiday, but is it Presidents Day -- or George Washington's birthday?
The people who run the Historic Mount Vernon estate, the Virginia home of the nation's first president, say this day belongs only to him. And the government's web site notes that the legal designation... more »