Experience George Washington’s election

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The Virginia Beer Museum in conjunction with the Virginia Regiment George Mercer Company and the French and Indian War Foundation are bringing you back in time.

Experience George Washington’s first political election to the House of Burgesses today at 5 pm at the Winchester Court House.

The event will take place in the exact location Washington won his election on July 24, 1758.

Era appropriate colonial style beer will be offered as it was flowing on his election day.

The legislators on his original election day consumed over 46 gallons of beer, 35 gallons of wine, and much more.

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