- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - A replica of a large canvas tent that served as George Washington’s home and command center during the Revolutionary War is going on display in Williamsburg.

The display is part of a commemoration of the 1781 Siege of Yorktown and a special program on Indian diplomacy and the Revolutionary War that runs Thursday through Sunday.

The commemoration is a collaboration between the planned Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia and Colonial Williamsburg.

Washington hosted a delegation of American Indians who had traveled to Yorktown and witnessed the siege. As part of the events, costumed interpreters will depict a little-known Yorktown campaign.

A reproduction of Washington’s tent was hand-made in 2013 from eighteenth-century style materials by Colonial Williamsburg tradesmen. The original will be on display at the Philadelphia museum.



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