SONS OF THE REVOLUTION
IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
American Heritage Library and Museum

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Annually, the Friends of the Library and Museum commemorate the anniversary of the birth of George Washington, hosting a very special tribute in honor of our first president. Below are pictures from one of these events.

An Honor Guard in period dress as Gen. Cornwallis’ 33rd Regiment of Foot greeted guests at the door with a souvenir program.



The festive mood was highlighted by the sound of beautiful colonial music played by harpist Monique McDuffin. Attendees enjoyed a fine assortment of “finger food” and beverages while awaiting the arrival of Abigail Adams, portrayed in period dress by actress Judith Helton. During a twenty-minute performance, Ms. Helton transported all to the time of the American Revolution relaying tidbits of life and personalities of that era.

Following the presentation, guests were treated to George Washington’s favorite drink, Fish House Punch, a colonial concoction of Philadelphia’s State in Schuylkill gentleman’s club. A few hours of mutual friendship and conviviality was enjoyed by all.


 

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