Friday, April 3, 2009
Thomaston, Maine: Henry Knox Museum
Henry Knox was one of the more unsung heroes of the American Revolution. George Washington made him his assistant at a very young age, and he helped Washington during the Revolutionary War. Then, when Washington became President, he needed someone he could trust as the nation's first Secretary of War. Knox again was that man.
After serving in that post, Knox retired from public service, went into private business in Maine, and did quite well, thank you. The above mansion, Montpelier, reflects that. It has some of the original furniture.
Author David McCullough helped bring Knox to life with his book, "1776." The contractors working on the place during the visit are doing their share as well, although the truck doesn't do much for the picture.