“Today the knowledge that the nation survived its early years obscures the initial uncertainty of that outcome. It is hard to imagine an America whose population’s national attachments hung in the balance.” - Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike, by Jared Orsi
His five-piece selection, on display at their museum on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory, is a combination of pearlware, creamware, and stoneware.
Nasca’s information sheet notes that a who’s who of Alexandrians gathered at Gadsby’s Tavern in December 1815 to honor Major General Andrew Jackson. The future President was not in attendance but received toasts for his service in the Battle of New Orleans. The air that night was filled with a sense of patriotism and “tranquility at home and peace abroad.”