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Her Life: Martha Washington

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room

She married one of Virginia's wealthiest men. She became a wealthy widow at age 26. She had four children and outlived each one. Her second marriage made her a public figure. She was the first "First Lady of America." She was, Martha Washington.

Martha Washington lived in the shadow of her husband’s greatness. However, she emerged as the most famous woman of her time. In the words of her obituary, to the foremost man of his times Martha Washington was truly a “worthy partner”.

Professional Actress, Maggie Worsdale, portrays Martha Washington, a woman who wanted nothing more than a peaceful domestic life only to find herself in the unwanted glare of a national spotlight. Through it all Martha Washington maintained her natural, unassuming presence. Cheerful, attentive, and appreciative: the very model of a President's Lady.

About the Actor

Maggie Worsdale holds a B.A. degree in Theater and English from Marietta College. Performing professionally as a jazz singer, Worsdale has entertained throughout the U.S. and Europe. Sharing the stage with Bob Hope and George Burns open the door for her first recorded album and she has since recorded four personal albums and has been featured on three.

In 2005, Worsdale began producing traveling literary programs with a small troupe of trained, professional actors. In 2012, TRAVELING LITERARY THEATER was recognized nationally with the production of "100 Years – TITANIC – survivors and their stories." In the spring of 2013, after 18 months of research and writing, Maggie began her historical figure portrayal as Martha Washington. Worsdale is a member of NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY PROJECT – Writing Women Back into History.

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