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.