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A Conversation with Martha Washington

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Portrayed by Pat Jordan - join us for an historical interpretation of Martha Washington, as she offers her insights into her life and times and the man who became the First President of the United States. (Seating is Limited!)

Although Martha Washington was never considered a beauty, the diminutive “Lady Washington” was known for her deep compassion and for her ability to listen and converse with interest and intelligence with people from all walks of life and in all social circumstances. Martha could dance a lively jig and enjoyed a rollicking reel. She ran Mount Vernon while “The General” was busy fighting the Revolution. And nothing delighted her more than the sound of children’s laughter, although her four children all died by age 27. This “most agreeable consort” partnered our First President, traveling great distances to be by his side to inspire her husband and the troops. And she bore great hardships apart from her husband, including long absences during the years of his Presidency. Martha compared her life with George to “two coals glowing in the fire.”

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Pat Jordan, an accomplished actor, operatic singer and historian, has been working with the American Historical Theatre since 1992. With a degree in theatre from Villanova, training at Juilliard Opera Workshops, and years of experience with the German Theatre Guild and AHT, Ms. Jordan’s roles have included Shakespearean heroines, Victorian Music Hall comediennes, and opera divas.

Pat has appeared at venues that include the White House Visitors Center, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institute, National Archives, Franklin Institute, National Constitution Center, Union League, National Portrait Gallery, Deshler-Morris House and Mount Vernon

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