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A display in the Inventing a Nation exhibition gallery.
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Inventing a Nation

Maryland in the Revolutionary War Era; Presented January 2011-February 2021

Inventing a Nation: Maryland in the Revolutionary Era was a collaborative exhibition between the Maryland Center for History and Culture and the Maryland State Archives, presenting documents and artifacts from the American Revolutionary War. This exhibition closed in February 2021.

Iconic life-sized portraits by Charles Willson Peale complemented the swords, uniforms, and other personal items of America’s Revolutionary heroes. Artifacts belonging to George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, Tench Tilghman, and William Paca were also on display.

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