Learn About The Elders
Bill and Cara Elder are retired teachers after 40 years in education in both Pennsylvania and Florida. They are historians–1st person interpreters of George and Martha Washington and have been doing the interpretations for 23 years.
As George and Martha Washington, during the Covid Pandemic, their talks were given to school classes and organization meetings on Zoom. Across the country, offering a visit with the Washingtons, they have also given interesting, informative, and entertaining talks and appearances at Living History Venues, as well as many presentations at the request of the Sons of the American Revolution/Daughters of the American Revolution, historical societies, churches, community groups, libraries, museums, and school groups and to the University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie Campus. Their research on their topics has been extensive, both at the Fred W. Smith Library at Mt. Vernon, as well as their own library of books on the Washington family and 18th Century events.
As members of the 2nd PA Regiment of the Continental Line and 43rd Regiment of Foot in His Majesty’s Army they have participated in major battle reenactments in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, New York, South Carolina, and many others which has added to their background knowledge of the Revolutionary War and Colonial Living.
In addition, they have contributed to living history events at Mt. Vernon, Valley Forge, Philadelphia (4th of July), Colonial Williamsburg, Princeton Battlefield (NJ), Paoli (PA), Hope Lodge (PA),The Living History Park (SC), and locally at Living History Day at DeBary Hall (FL).
George & Martha Washington
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