PhilaU Textile Experts Help Restore Washington’s Tent for New Museum: New York Times

Philadelphia University textile faculty participated in the restoration of George Washington’s tent, which will be a major feature of the new Museum of the American Revolution, The New York Times reported Jan. 30.

The 20-by-15-foot tent served as Washington’s office and living quarters during much of the Revolutionary War, from about 1778 to 1783. The museum will open April 19  near Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

Wendelyn Anderson, technical associate for PhilaU’s Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging, worked with textile conservator Virginia Whelan to repair a one-square-yard missing piece and several large tears in the historic tent. E.J. Herczyk, associate professor of textile design, served as an adviser on the project.

Read the PhilaU Today story here.

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