Winter Chautauqua: George Washington, Courage
Straight from Colonial Williamsburg – Get ready to flat out be inspired as you meet – President George Washington. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And George Washington will answer them.
George Washington will be performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Ron Carnegie from Colonial Williamsburg.
Ron Carnegie has been an historical interpreter since 1979, all of his adult life. He started at California’s Living History Center portraying various people of Elizabethan England. He also worked for various museums and sites in California as an independent contractor. Some of these sites include Fort Tejon State Park, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, and Pia Pico Adobe. Since 1995 Ron has been employed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, performing as George Washington since 2005.
The George Washington role is exceptionally challenging and is surrounded by so many personal feelings, cherished myths and misconceptions . A daunting task indeed. Ron brings to it his high intelligence, dry wit, studious research, dedication, professionalism and period flair.