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Clinton Presidential Center Debuts "A Tribute to George Washington" Exhibit

It opens to the public on Saturday (June 29).
LITTLE ROCK, AR - To celebrate the grand opening of its newest temporary exhibit, "A Tribute to George Washington," the Clinton Center will host a reception tonight with special guests Curt Viebranz, president of Mount Vernon, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Ellis.

Ellis is one of the nation's leading scholars of American history. The author of eight books, Ellis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, and won the National Book Award for American Sphinx, a biography of Thomas Jefferson. His in-depth chronicle of the life of our first president, His Excellency: George Washington, was a New York Times bestseller.

Cathy Hamilton Mayton, vice regent for Arkansas, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, will also be there.

The reception begins at 6:30 in the center's Great Hall.

The exhibit opens Saturday (June 29) and features George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights from Mount Vernon, and a portrait of George Washington painted in 1797 by artist Gilbert Stuart on loan from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. 
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