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Special Program at Fort Necessity Gives Glimpse of Young George Washington

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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FARMINGTON, Pa., - Dr. Jeffrey H. Schwartz will present “Putting a Face on the First President” June 10 at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Schwartz reveals how young George Washington was brought to life through computer graphics and ultimately in the creation of life-like sculptures. Children and adults are sure to enjoy this special program.

Schwartz has provided services as a forensic osteologist to coroners’ offices and police departments throughout western Pennsylvania. This led to his being asked to direct collaboration to reconstruct George Washington at three different ages for Mount Vernon. A Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Schwartz is Professor of Physical Anthropology and of History and Philosophy of Science as well as a Resident Fellow in the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History and in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and a Visiting Professor in the Institute of Anthropology, University of Vienna). He has published more then 150 articles, reviews, etc., as well as 10 books. His introduction to human skeletal morphology, development, and analysis will be published in 2006.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield is located 11 miles east of Uniontown on Route 40. All activities are subject to a general park entrance fee of $5.00 for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free. For more information or directions to the site, visit the park website at or call the park office at (724) 329-5512.


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