The textile conservator is a hero

According to an article in the January 30, 2017 issue of The New York Times (“George Washington Plotted Here”, by Judith H. Dobrzynski), after years of planning and conservation work the tent that George Washington used as his office and living quarters during the Revolutionary War has finally been erected in the soon-to-open Museum of the American Revolution . Having spent hundreds of hours readying the tent for display, textile conservator Virginia Whelan is one of the heroes of this project. The other hero is Alex Stadel, the structural engineer who designed the base on which the tent is supported.