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Patriotic-Inspired Performance: My Wife Abigail Adams, America’s First Modern Woman

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Patriotic-Inspired Performance: My Wife Abigail Adams, America’s First Modern Woman

Time: July 10, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Wallingford Public Library
Street: 200 North Main Street
City/Town: Wallingford
Website or Map: http://https//:www.wallingfor…
Phone: 203-265-6754
Event Type: patriotic, performance
Organized By: beth devln
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2014

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Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main Street, Wallingford, presents actor George Baker in his role as President John Adams for the program “My Wife Abigail Adams, America’s First Modern Woman, Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Abigail Adams—outspoken First Lady, and mother of the sixth American president, John Quincy Adams, was a savvy business woman. She possessed nontraditional financial acumen, tenacity, and the ability to create wealth during a time when women were not even allowed to own property. As portrayed by Baker, and with affection, humor, and admiration, President John Adams will reveal how the ever-audacious Abigail defied both law and the sexist conventions of her time to make her family prosperous.

Baker will appear in the style of 18th-century clothing worn by President John Adams, and will perform several period or patriotic songs during his presentation: “God Save the King,” “Yankee Doodle,” “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” and “America, I Gave My Best to You. ”

Since 2008, George Baker has portrayed the character of President John Adams in a one-man show throughout the country at national conventions and venues including Mystic Seaport, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas, the Senator Robert Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Missouri, and was featured as John Adams on National Public Radio’s weekend program, Studio 360. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Columbia Law School and is a practicing attorney in Connecticut.

The library encourages the public to attend this free, entertaining, patriotic-inspired presentation. Advance registration is appreciated. For more information, please contact the library at 203-265-6754 or online at www.wallingfordlibrary.org.

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