This Day In History
December 19, 1777
Today in 1777: Gen. Washington, owner of this camp chest, leads his army to Valley Forge to camp for the winter.
In the mid-1960s, novelist Ken Kesey used this large plywood invitation to promote the activities of his "Merry Pranksters," an itinerant band of free thinkers. Host Tory Altman talks with curator Eric Jentsch to learn more about this colorful relic of early hippie culture in our newest episode of Founding Fragments.
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