KANSAS, IL. (ECWd) –
A few weeks ago, the Kansas School District Superintendent, Mr. Chris Long, requested a portrait from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and Gardens. When he received it, he was pleasantly surprised. Large enough to hang on a wall and beautifully framed! The package also included a suggested lesson plan and a United States flag. It arrived just in time for the classroom that was learning about George Washington.
Copied from the George Washington Portrait Project:
As commander in chief of the Continental Army, George Washington led our nation to independence. As president of the Constitutional Convention, he presided over the creation of our new instrument of government. And, as the first president of the United States, he led our country through the early, turbulent years of nationhood. George Washington’s leadership, character and civic responsibility remain examples to follow today.
Now you and your students can celebrate Washington’s character, leadership, and accomplishments by hanging a beautifully-framed replica of Rembrandt Peale’s Porthole Portrait of George Washington. It is specially sized (30”x 36”) to take a place of honor in your school’s central office, library, or auditorium. Accompanying the portrait will be a George Washington Celebration Kit with suggested activities to commemorate the portrait’s dedication, as well as suggested lesson plans for classroom use.
Mount Vernon continues its crusade to send a free copy of Rembrandt Peale’s Porthole Portrait of George Washington to schools all across the county. How do you get a free portrait for you school? It’s easy. All you need is a signed letter from your principal. For an example letter, portrait-related activities and more see Mount Vernon’s portrait website.
There is plenty of good information on their website, and to get a free portrait for your school, have your principal or superintendent fill out a letter requesting one, sample letter found on this page , and send it in.
It can’t get any easier than that.