Adventures in Recreating History

With white wig on head and musket in hand, William Sommerfield doesn't just look like George Washington. At Mount Vernon, he is George Washington. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Sommerfield and other people who bring the past to life by recreating it.

Guests:

William Sommerfield
*Historical interpreter, George Washington
*President, American Historical Theatre

Leo Landis
*Curator, Agriculture & Rural Life, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich.
*Board member, Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

Emerson Baker
*History Department Chair, Salem State College
*Consultant for PBS' Colonial House

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