President George Washington, who was a Mason, used this marble gavel, silver trowel and wooden triangle to lay the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. He then presented the items to members of the Masonic lodges in attendance, who continue to preserve them to this day.
Potomac Lodge No. 5, F.A.A.M. Washington, D.C. (Gavel)
Reproductions from Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22, A.F. & A.M. Alexandria, Virginia (Trowel and Triangle)