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Dr. Acton views the famous dentures of George Washington

By January 18, 2011No Comments

This weekend, Dr. Allan Acton visited the NC Museum of History to view the travelling exhibit on George Washington. The actual dentures of Washington were at the exhibition, along with a display on how they were made. The teeth in his dentures were a combination of human and cow teeth (they weren’t made of wood, by the way). Washington’s teeth were a problem for him throughout his whole life. He even bought a new toothbrush during the Constitutional Convention. The exhibit was fascinating.

Did you attend the N.C. Museum of History Discover the Real George Washington exhibition? We would love to hear your impressions of the exhibit! Feel free to comment here, or share your experiences with Dr. Acton on our Facebook page.

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