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Meet Mr. Jefferson!
Americans visit museums, battlefields, and homes of historic
figures, fascinated by a past that shape current habits, thoughts,
and values. However, many people want a more life-like sense of
our forefathers’ thoughts, language, and personalities.
"His interaction with the audience is very strong as Thomas
Jefferson. He creates a bond, especially with children when he sits
and shares stories of American heritage in the shadow of the
Rushmore figures." ----- Gib Young
“During the many years I have had the privilege of portraying
Mr. Jefferson. I have had the honor of working with some excellent
historical re-enactors, or ‘portrayalists’. These gentlemen breathe
life into their respective characters and offer the public a deeper
understanding of these remarkable Americans and the times in
which they lived.”
The typical performance follows a three-part
circulates among individuals, introducing
himself as he was 200 years ago from the
date of the performance.
Formal Introduction —A member of the group invites Mr.
Jefferson to address the guests on a selected theme.
Open Questions — Jefferson answers questions as he would
have during his time period.
The historical reenactment will highlight the timeline of Thomas
Jefferson and his historical importance.
Selected themes may include any of the following:
Taverns and Revolution: This popular performance is an informal
reminiscence about the events, as Jefferson saw them, which led to
the American Revolution. Suited for all ages as well as those with a
casual interest in American history.
Bill of Rights: For those who have an interest in Mr. Jefferson’s
perspective on the Bill of Rights, the document which promised the
fulfillment of the goals stated in the Declaration of Independence,
this is an in-depth presentation of the background and events that
led his friend, Mr. James Madison, to write and provide the
leadership in the First Congress that led to its passage.
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