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January 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - March 7, 2019, 9:00 PM
This traveling exhibit explores the story of George Washington’s own health and examines the ways in which he sought to safeguard the health and wellness of his family, staff, slaves, and troops. His story also illuminates the practice of medicine which was transitioning from a traditional healer craft to a profession during this time. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.
February 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2019, 9:00 PM
When baseball first organized in the 1860s, Jim Crow laws and segregationist sentiment effectively shut black ballplayers out of major and minor league competition. African Americans formed their own teams and barnstormed across the country from the 1880s through 1962. This special exhibit features memorabilia from the historic Negro National Leagues.
February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gary Sarnoff, an Arlington author from the Society for American Baseball Research, will discuss the often overlooked 29 baseball leagues that gave African American athletes a place to thrive and entertain during the post-Civil War and Jim Crow eras. This lecture is in conjunction with the related special exhibit and will feature a special display of materials not included in the exhibit.