Traditions and customs can be, well, weird. Some fall through the cracks, but others stand the test of time — like passing on a lock of hair. On this episode of The Vault, Glenn, historian David Barton and Mercury Museum curator Jeremy Boyd examine a lock of George Washington’s hair — and the supporting documentation that validates its authenticity — as well as other treasures from the Revolutionary War.

Watch the video below for a sneak peak and answers to these fascinating questions:

• What types of historical items rev Glenn’s engine?
• What’s the going rate for a lock of a historical hair?
• What was the fake news printed about George Washington?


Watch the full episode, courtesy of Mercury Radio Arts.