‘The Life and Times of George Washington’ comes to Hendersonville

Staff Reports

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 marks the 288th anniversary of the birthday of our first President , George Washington. In commemoration of this and to reacquaint, or introduce, you to this great man, the 1st Maryland/Southern Campaign is presenting a narrated biography of Washington briefly focusing on four periods of his life.

After all, he was a surveyor, a colonial militia officer, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States of America. Indeed, no small feat for one man.

Along with the narrator will be four actors, in period attire, portraying each of these aspects of Washington’s life and speaking directly from his writings. In addition, the Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps will entertain us with period music.

It will take place at the Historic Henderson County Courthouse, Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 2:30 until 3:30 PM. It is free and open to the public. Come enjoy a slice of history on us. Hope to see you there.

About the 1st Maryland /Southern Campaign

1st Maryland/Southern Campaign is a local, American Revolutionary War Reenactment Group. They have been active for almost 25 years, and regularly attend events at battlefields, parks, historic sites and parades across the southeast.

The group portray the soldiers of the 1st Maryland Regiment of the Continental Line, who were referred to in a recent book as “Washington’s Immortals”. They were the war’s most battle-hardened troops, having fought in every major battle in the north except Saratoga and after June of 1780, every major battle in the south except King’s Mtn and Yorktown.

Their goal is to help those interested in learning about 18th century colonial history; the period that laid down the foundation of our extraordinary nation. Anyone who would like to learn history while siting down the barrel of a Brown Bess musket, or sitting around a campfire wearing funny clothes, contact the group Captain for an application.

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