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George Washington Remembers New Jersey
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
David Emerson has been embodying George Washington in New Jersey and elsewhere for many years. The expertise and ease in his portrayal creates a strong illusion of stepping back into the 18th century and actually meeting the General. This has been the case at Rockingham, several times in the past, most recently in the fall of 2017.
On Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 pm in the Dutch barn at Rockingham, Mr. Emerson returns once again to present “George Washington Remembers New Jersey.” Washington was no stranger to New Jersey. From Trenton to Princeton to Morristown to Monmouth to Middlebrook, (and more—Rockingham!), the General spent more time here than in any other state. Join General Washington as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the “Cockpit of the Revolution.” In this presentation, participants will learn more about New Jersey’s role in the American Revolution from the perspective of George Washington. Refreshments will be available after the presentation and Reservations are Strongly Suggested to attend, made by calling 609-683-7132.
This program is made possible by The Public Scholars Project of the NJ Council for the Humanities. The Public Scholars Project brings the humanities to locations throughout our state, allowing participants to exchange ideas and explore challenging subjects with nuance and complexity.