Dr. Bill Choby does first person re-enactments of the character of Col. George Washington. He appears in full military uniform and performs alone without props for over an hour.
The theme for our event was Celebrate America...United We Stand. George Washington was a wonderful addition and our guests thoroughly enjoy taking pictures with him and the interaction. George was very professional. I would highly recommend him to any one holding event.
Col. George Washington was an asset to the Monumental Bicentennial event held in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, MD, a memorable and historical event for the citizens locally and nationally. This George Washington re-enactor is very knowledgeable about George Washington's life, at all stages, and played the part perfectly.
As the aide to General George Washington of Mount Vernon, Virginia, I met this gentleman on Constitution Avenue in Washington, District of Columbia on 9-11-2010, as one of many Patriots from the Past who came to rescue America today. Not only is this man impressive as Colonel George Washington, he is a scholar on George Washington, with a book he has written.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
A historically accurate account of the experiences of young Colonel George Washington in the frontier of Western Pennsylvania between 1753 and 1758.
Bill’s physical appearance at 6'3" 225 lbs is very similar to that of George Washington. He has given first person presentations in historical re-enactments, for school assemblies, at Pennsylvania’s Military Museum, TEA party gatherings, and meetings. See him in action on youtube at <a href="<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2lnc2FsYWQuY29tL2V4dGVybmFsL3JlZGlyZWN0L2FIUjBjRG92TDNkM2R5NTViM1YwZFdKbExtTnZiUzkzWVhSamFEOTJQV2gzT1c1bFRUSkpiamMw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PWh3OW5lTTJJbjc0</a>" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PWh3OW5lTTJJbjc0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw9neM2In74</a></a>
Bill was also the standing model for John Buxton’s 250th anniversary commemorative painting of Washington crossing the Allegheny River in December of 1753. Bill’s uniform was custom made from an actual portrait of George Washington painted before the Revolutionary War. Bill added his own hunting boots which he uses while fox hunting on horseback just like George would have done.
He has written a short book on the evolution of American liberty in "Liberty in America, Past, Present and Future" available an ebook through
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Additional Booking Notes
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Influences & Inspiration
The area in which I live has a rich and deep history of the events which shaped America in the mid 18th century.
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