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Curator's Corner

Telescope 1
Telescope 2

This object is an important item in the Collection of the State Museum. In fact, it's on display even now. It dates from before Statehood, it belonged to a person famous in West Virginia (and American) history, and it's a tool that, although more modern, is still in common use today.

 

These close-up images are the opposing ends of the telescope George Washington used when surveying lands in West Virginia.

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