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Germantown

Germantown’s New ‘White House’

https://vimeo.com/18393305] When President George Washington and his family inhabited the Deshler-Morris House in the 1790s they brought along a 23-person entourage that was in charge of making sure the household ran efficiently. This support system […]

Germantown

The Surprise at Germantown

It’s almost hard to imagine bustling Germantown Avenue being the foggy, smoke-filled scene revolution that it was in 1777. Yet on Oct. 3, muskets again were ablaze and thundering canons shook the nearly 1,000 people […]