Ever notice the Presidential Seal ?
By an Act of Congress
the Museum was granted permission to use the Presidential Seal
recognition of its
significance to the
U.S. Presidents who visited Long Branch
The Presidential Seal can be traced back to the coat-of-arms first created by Charles Thomson in 1782 for the Great Seal of the newly independent United States of America.
Thompson’s design has stood the test of time, and though the eagle has been considerably bulked up in the intervening years, it closely resembles the modern Great Seal. When Thomson submitted the seal to Congress, he included what is still the only official explanation of its symbolism.