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Westmoreland County Museum

AE Curator Jul 16
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The Westmoreland County Museum was established in 1941 and was built as a replica of Wakefield, the birthplace of George Washington. The original building displays the portrait of William Pitt painted by the famous portrait artist Charles Wilson Peale in 1768. Pitt was a respected member of Parliament who defended colonial rights. Westmoreland County was home to many members of the Lee and Washington families whose stories are deeply entwined in Virginia’s rich history.

Location: Montross
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