Colonel George Washington's French and Indian War Uniform

Before he became the hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States, George Washington served as a Colonel during the French and Indian War. Washington, who had always wanted to serve in the British military, felt proud of this accomplishment, so much so that he elected to have his portrait painted as you see below. Without knowing about the future Revolution, Washington felt that this service would be the largest impact of his life.  

 

Davy Crockett's vest

Our recreation of the patterned, buckskin vest Davy Crockett wore at the Alamo.