HISTORY'S MIXED FABRIC

WORKS OF ART ARE INTERWOVEN WITH VARIED, FATEFUL EVENTS IN THE AMERICAN SAGA

1513 Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida in search of the fountain of youth

1607 The English establish the ill-fated Jamestown colony in Virginia

"Old Ship" Puritan meetinghouse in Hingham, Massachusetts

1620 The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock

1682 William Penn founds Pennsylvania

Benjamin West's The Death of General Wolfe transforms history painting

1765 The British Parliament inflames revolutionary sentiments by imposing the Stamp Act

1773 American patriots dump tea in Boston Harbor

1781 Lord Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, ending the American Revolution

The Townsend-Goddard shop in Newport, Rhode Island, pioneers the blockfront style of furniture design

1789 George Washington is...

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