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Portrait of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford – Loyalist, Scientist – Installed in Galleries


Loyalist Painting Installation

Senior Curator Sarah Meschutt works with a mount-maker on September 1 to install a portrait of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, in the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown exhibition galleries.  Born in Massachusetts, Thompson was a Loyalist who emigrated from America and had a successful career as a scientist and inventor in Britain and on the Continent, where he was made a count in 1791. His portrait will help illustrate the story of Loyalists during the Revolution.