Every February, Presidents’ Day weekend is a celebratory one at George Washington’s Ferry Farm! As always this year, George’s boyhood home marked his birthday on Saturday, February 18 and then held Archaeology Day on Monday, February 20. Here are some photos from both days.
A selfie with George.
Making a birthday card for George.
Catching the Graces hoop.
George, one of The Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents, stopped by the celebration.
Visitors lined up for the Stone Throw Challenge.
Trying to get that rock across the river.
Archaeology Dig Site tour with Laura Galke.
Laura talks about all the wig curlers that have been excavated at Ferry Farm.
Chatting with George (Greg Fisher).
John Jeanes, project manager for the Washington house construction, discusses the project with visitors.
Muraca the Magnificent (Dave Muraca, director of archaeology) glues an ‘artifact’ together with some much needed help.
Visitors learning how 18th century glues worked.
Theater scene in which a modern-day archaeologist travels back in time to question a Civil War soldier about his toothbrush.
Can you guess what the artifact is?
Seeing a real Civil War cannon ball.