FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY CO-HOSTS PRESIDENTIAL NEWS CONFERENCE AT FWISD SCHOOL
What: Press conference with George Washington to highlight Museum of Science and History’s Discover the Real George Washington: New Views of Mount Vernon exhibition.
When: Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: North Hi Mount Elementary School library; 3801 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Mapsco 75D
Visuals: A George Washington look-alike dressed in period clothing; American flag flown over Mount Vernon; Students “reporters”; 5th grade students in audience.
Summary: Fort Worth ISD’s North Hi Mount Elementary School and the Museum of Science and History will co-host a “press conference” featuring America’s first president, George Washington on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
The event celebrates the Museum’s Discover the Real George Washington: New Views of Mount Vernon exhibition. Students from North Hi Mount’s Lights, Camera, Action Advanced Academics class will conduct the press conference.
The Museum will also present North Hi Mount with a full-size replica of Rembrandt Peale’s famous “porthole” portrait of George Washington to complete the materials for the Celebration Kit given to all elementary schools earlier this semester. Provided by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, the kits will help 6,200 5th grade students from all 81 Fort Worth elementary schools to learn more about our first president through fun, interactive projects. Along with the educational material and the portrait, the Celebration Kit also includes an American flag flown over Mount Vernon.
For additional information contact Cassie Carpenter, Museum Media Relations Manager at 817-255-9411 (work), 254-717-9272 (cell) or CCarpenter@fwmsh.org.
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