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Commander and Chief

When George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States in 1789, he initially used the name, "His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties." Critics charged that it smacked of monarchy and Washington consented that the title be altered to "Mr. President."

Daily Events for Friday, Mar 29th, 2013

  • 03/02 9:00 am - 04/14 9:00 amBehind Enemy Lines

    Behind Enemy Lines: Evasion and Escape Aids of World War II

    March 2 – April 14, 2013

    Lost in enemy territory, your best chance of survival fit in your pocket.

    Soldiers forced down in enemy territory during World War II carried a secret weapon unlike anything seen before—evasion and escape aids. See the top-secret gadgets, maps and survival kits that kept soldiers alive behind enemy lines.

    This exhibition was guest curated by R. E. Baldwin, author of “Last Hope: The Blood Chit Story.”