The Boiling Springs Masonic Lodge presented the Upstate Family Resource Center with a beautiful portrait of George Washington.
The famous full-length portrait by painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. It is known as the Lansdowne portrait because it was a gift to the Marquis of Lansdowne, an English supporter of American independence, from Senator and Mrs. William Bingham of Pennsylvania.
One of the originals is still hanging in the White House today as it was saved by First Lady Dolley Madison during the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812.
The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina (which all Masonic Lodges in SC are part of) is working to provide each school in South Carolina with the portrait. This campaign has expanded to include nonprofit/community centers as well.