George Washington as a Legislator

George Washington's Office MuseumThe Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society will be helping to celebrate the work of George Washington with a special day of events on April 12th, starting at 1pm. The event, which takes place at the George Washington Office Museum, will reveal and dedicate a new outdoor exhibit.

The only piece of legislation Washington is known to have had a strong hand in while elected to the House of Burgesses from Winchester — his first elected office — is a law banning pigs running loose in the town to protect the water supply.

A fiberglass pig that children may climb on and have their picture taken with will be dedicated, in addition to a short skit, “Hog Wild in Winchester,” performed by Shenandoah University students under the direction of Sally Anderson.

The event is free and open to the public.

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