***All Charleston, South Carolina lectures are priced at $350. Prices vary when traveling.
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 New Jersey 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.
Video of Martha Washington - Maggie Worsdale
"As an actress portraying Martha Washington, one must know all about 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 research, 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." Maggie Worsdale