Stephenson selected a few items from the collection to talk about during a brief tour of the warehouse, that offered a glimpse at the types of things that will be on display. George Washington’s brown leather portmanteau, acquired in 1909 will be one of them. The bag, still in great condition, was used to store his luggage throughout the war.
Growing up in Princeton, one of the linchpins of the Revolution, you see a lot of places where "Washington slept." When we got to be young teens, the question bubbled up ... "But who was he sleeping WITH?" Seemed like an awful lot of houses in close proximity. Very suspicious.