SCC Bookmobile features George Washington on August 25

The SCC Bookmobile’s next living-history program features a program titled “George Washington Remembers New Jersey” on Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the SCC Bookmobile Library, this family-friendly, free event will be held in Donaghay Hall, Room 106, on Salem Community College’s campus at 460 Hollywood Ave.  Guests should park in Lot D and enter through the double doors facing the parking lot.  

The program will be done in partnership with “History on the Hoof,” an educational performance company specializing in unique presentations on themes in American history.

David Emerson will depict Washington. For the past 15 years, Emerson’s portrayal of Washington has emphasized his leadership and activities during the American Revolution, and a specialization on Washington’s battles and encampments in New Jersey. He has appeared as the General for many American Revolution 225th and 235th Anniversary events including "The Retreat Across the Jerseys”; the reenactments of the battles of Trenton and Princeton, "The Road to Monmouth”; and events commemorating the winter encampments in Morristown, Valley Forge, Middle Brook and Fredricksburgh (Pawling, N.Y.). Emerson’s George Washington press conferences have been featured in the "Patriot’s Week" historical festival in Trenton.  

Funding for the program is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through Salem County Board of Freeholders and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.  

 

For more information, contact Bookmobile Library Coordinator Margaret Masserini at (856) 351-2830 or mmasserini@salemcc.edu