In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
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Overall: 34 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (87 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
George Washington centennial cane.
A number of canes were created to celebrate the 1876 Centennial. This cane features a silver bust of George Washington as the handle. Copper buttons ornament the sides of the wooden stick. It was part of a series of canes made for the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Another cane in the series featured Abraham Lincoln.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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