George Washington Letters
National Museum of American Jewish History
At the end of the revolutionary period, George Washington answered a letter written by Moses Seixas of the congregation Jeshuat Israel. This letter, which was carefully crafted and considered by our first president, offers rare and telling insights into Washington's views on religion and religious freedoms.
This letter, now considered one of the nation's most important historical documents, stands at the center of the National Museum of American Jewish History’s (NMAJH) special exhibition "To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom."
NMAJH approached Bluecadet with the challenge of bringing to light the biblical allusions, sociopolitical context, and subtext woven into these important artifacts. To this end, Bluecadet designed an interactive touchscreen experience. This experience allows users to explore an annotated version of the letter, to see in-line transcripts, to view associated imagery and media, and to reveal the through-lines of Washington and Seixas' historic communication. An elegant and intuitive interface draws users into the content and elucidates this careful, measured, and artful correspondence.
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