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Gadsby's Tavern offering classes on historical character creation

Gadsby's Tavern located in old town Alexandria is offering lessons in creating and portraying a living history character. Classes will be held on Sundays September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, and December 7th.

This 4-part workshop taught by an experienced first-person interpreter will demonstrate how to research and develop a first-person character, select appropriate period clothes, offer practice sessions in character, and provide an opportunity (and goal) to step out onto the “stage” during Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s 2014 Candlelight Tour Program.

Meant for beginners, participation in all four classes is recommended. Classes are held at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street Sundays, September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7, all 2—4 p.m. Cost is $40 for the series, $12 per class as space allows; tickets must be purchased in advance either through the online shop at http://shop.alexandriava.gov or by calling 703.746.4242.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington. The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

For more information, please visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Source: City of Alexandria