“Unpacked and Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection,” the new exhibit opening at the recently renovated Museum, features rare, curious, and important collections not seen by the public for many years. Displayed in two galleries of open storage, this selection of amazing objects was amassed over 160 years and represents the very roots of the preservation movement in American history.
One of the artifacts on view in the new exhibit is a set of U.S. Army officer’s epaulets worn by Augustus van Horne Ellis of New Windsor, New York. He wore these during the Civil War when he was the Captain of Company M of the 71st NYS Militia. These would have been worn as part of the “full dress” uniform.
“Unpacked and Rediscovered” will be unveiled on December 1, 2012, at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh. Keep watching for more sneak peeks into this innovative new exhibit. For more information, call 845-562-1195 or visit on Facebook.