Gilcrease Museum debuted its George Washington exhibit Sunday. There are about 100 original objects from Washington's life on display, including the only surviving full set of his dentures.
Channel 8 met a man who said he is a distant relative of Washington's. Bob Dupree came to view the exhibit on opening day with his wife. He said he learned they were related when Washington researchers contacted him, needing help tracing back his ancestry. He said knowing this enhanced his experience at the exhibit.
There were several life-like replicas of Washington in the exhibit, complete with intricately crafted faces derived from face casts Washington did during his life.
However, the dentures drew the largest crowd. The exhibit squashes the historic misperception that Washington's false teeth were made from wood. Instead, his dentures were made of human and cow teeth, wire, and lead.
The exhibit will be on display through September 23rd. There will be reduced admission prices on July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. The cost will be one dollar in honor of Washington.