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February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree with Admission
History comes alive with a performance courtesy of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Join us for a historical presentation featuring Matt Mattingly as Tobias Lear, George Washington’s personal secretary. Employed by the first president as a private secretary and tutor for his grandchildren, Tobias Lear provides an intimate and immediate account of life with the Washingtons, both at their estate at Mount Vernon and in the president’s residence in New York and Philadelphia.
What challenges faced the president of this young nation? How did Lear get Washington’s unruly grandson to study? How did Lear’s belief in abolition shape his opinion about Washington’s role as slave-owner? How often did you get to bathe in the 18th century? Find out all of this and more during this engaging and educational trip to the 18th century! After the performance, Tobias Lear will pose with familiar portraits and guests.
This program is free with admission and no reservations are required.
Hosted in the Tom Gilcrease Jr., Auditorium. Limited seating available.
ABOUT MATT MATTINGLY:
Matt portrays Tobias Lear at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the historic estate and grounds in Virginia that welcomes over 1 million guests a year to walk in the footsteps of George Washington and learn about his life, leadership, and legacy. Mount Vernon is run by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, who purchased the house and grounds in 1858 to preserve and educate about our nation’s first president. Learn more at www.mountvernon.org.