A Word About Women's History Month - 

In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as Women's History Month. Since 1988, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women's History Month.

 


 

March 2018, I was asked to speak in Washington DC on the national radio station FEDtalk. The topic concerned women's rights during colonial times. Because of my extensive research on the life and times of Martha Washington, they felt that my contribution to the subject matter was worthwhile. It was my honor to have the opportunity to give insight to women's rights then and how they have increased over the years due to brave women around the world and their PERSEVERANCE!  

March 2018 - National Women's History Month

 Theme:

NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED

FEDtalk - Washington DC - 3/9/2018 with Martha Washington/Maggie Worsdale


 MAGGIE WORSDALE/MARTHA WASHINGTON Is a proud member of: 

 NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECT

The organization that petitioned the government to give greater recognition to women and their contributions. 


 

 

***All Charleston, South Carolina lectures are priced at $250. Prices vary when traveling. 


 

Martha Washington

Martha Washington (June 2, 1731– May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of The United States. During her lifetime she was known as "Lady Washington."


 Actress - Maggie Worsdale

The multi-talented Maggie Worsdale, with her wit, humor and unquestionable liveliness, becomes our inquisitive first First Lady MARTHA WASHINGTON. Beautifully costumed, each lecture by Martha Washington is loaded with charm, interesting historical tales, little known facts and is delivered in a uniquely entertaining manner. 

Maggie Worsdale has been acting professionally for the past 25 years and is the producer of the Charleston, SC based Traveling Literary Theater. She received a B.A. degree in Theater and English from Marietta College in Ohio. She also continued training at U.C.L.A. Maggie is also an international jazz singer having released 4 solo albums. 


 

 From Maggie Worsdale

As an actress portraying Martha Washington, one must know about the life of George Washington, The Revolutionary War, Mt. Vernon, the writing and signing of the American Constitution, colonial customs, and colonial fashions. Customizing this Martha Washington lecture series took two years of research followed by decisions, edits, memorization, rehearsals, costume design and fittings. It has all come together beautifully and has been received so well. Each Martha Washington lecture is distinct, well researched, scripted to add both education and entertainment. Each lecture has a bit of my own personality woven into the presentation. As a trained actress who has been earning a living for the past 25 years in the field of "entertainment", portraying Martha Washington has been an exciting adventure - a constantly evolving adventure. I'm honored to don the colonial cap and gown of Martha Washington. She was quite a lady who enjoyed quite a life. Don't let the various portraits of Lady Washington fool you. She wasn't a frumpy, grandmotherly type of woman. George was happiest with Martha near. Together, they became the most important couple of the land.