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Hercules: Culinary Artist- Free at Last
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hercules was chef to George Washington at Mount Vernon, as well as in New York and in Philadelphia. His reputation for culinary excellence was known throughout the colonies. His inestimable talents led him to be a favorite of the Washington’s and as such he enjoyed privileges withheld from other slaves. He kept the profits from the sale of left-over food, was able to walk around freely with his gold-handled cane, and would dress extravagantly for his station. Hercules fulfilled his duties with grace and efficiency until, one day, he disappeared from the Washington’s service, never to be heard from again. Where once he was master of the kitchen, he now was master of his own destiny! Come to the Indian King Tavern and learn about Hercules and his Culinary Experience of the Revolution. Open House from 1-4pm. presentation at 2pm. Hercules will be portrayed by Keith Henley of the American Historic Theater.