|A Visit from Betsy Ross|
Event Type: Adults|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Thousands of people visit the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, eager to learn about the Flag of the United States. You are invited to enjoy a special visit with “Betsy Ross,” as she tells her own story about the day George Washington came to her upholstery shop. You will learn about the symbols on the United States Flag, and twelve colonial flags will be displayed. Betsy will even share her secret for making a 5-pointed star!Library: Phoenixville Public Library
Carol Spacht performs extensively in the Philadelphia region, presenting interactive programs for schools, libraries and civic organizations. Carol also appears weekly as our nation’s premier flagmaker at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, and has an extensive knowledge of hand-sewing techniques, textiles, and the trade of the upholsterer in the eighteenth century.
As an historic interpreter, Carol also portrays Martha Washington, Hannah Penn and Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Her very lively portrayal of Mother Goose delights the smallest of children. Carol studied theatre at Villanova University and graduated with highest honors from Eastern University with degrees in Literature and Theatre Arts. She has written original scripts and scholarly papers, and is the author of "Whitpaine’s Creek", a commissioned project on early Pennsylvania history.
Location: Community Education Room
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.Contact: Mark Pinto
Contact Number: 610-933-3013 x132
Presenter: Carol Spacht