Everyone knows of George Washington, our first president and the renowned "Father of His Country."
But few of us really know much about Washington's day-to-day life, his hobbies, work habits, and education.
The man behind the myths is addressed in the new exhibit The Many Faces of George Washington on display Monday, January 7, through Monday, January 28, 2013, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Developed by George Washington's Mount Vernon, the exhibit employs paintings, photos, and iconic objects from Mount Vernon's collection to take a multi-dimensional look at one of the most important figures in American history.
The show is divided into seven sections that address different aspects of Washington's life: Virginia Childhood, Risk Taker, Realistic Visionary, Wise Decision Maker, Impassioned Learner, Visionary Entrepreneur, and At Home at Mount Vernon.
The exhibit is presented in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and was made possible by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation.
Admission is free. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.