The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 11, 2014

First in Our Hearts” Portrayal of George Washington Set For April 17 at Northumberland County Historical Society


The Daily Item

— SUNBURY — Jeff Greenawalt, of Mechanicsburg, will present “First in Our Hearts” a first person interpretation of George Washington at the April 17 meeting of the Northumberland County Historical Society at the Hunter House, 1150 N. Front Street, Sunbury. The presentation will follow a brief business meeting which begins at 7 p.m.  

“First in Our Hearts” is not a word-for-word script. Greenawalt works from the information he’s gathered while extensively researching Washington’s life. Portions of the portrayal will include items of local interest as he depicts Washington’s relationship with Captain Andrew Montour, a scout for the Fort Augusta garrison in 1756.

Greenawalt, an actor and a musician with an avid interest in American history, will portray George Washington. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in theater from Temple University and has always enjoyed interacting with historical interpreters at Colonial Williamsburg and other historic sites. Several years ago he decided to combine his acquired acting skills and his interest in American history to develop his own historical character interpretation of George Washington. He has always been fascinated by the life of our nation’s first president and his goal in creating “First in Our Hearts” is to leave his audience feeling as though they have actually met Washington and gained an understanding of the experiences and character traits that transformed him into the Father of Our Country.

A reception will follow Greenawalt’s presentation. For more information on the program, call (570) 286-4083.