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George Washington

Historical Character Assembly Program | Grades K-8


History comes alive!

Historical impressionist Peter M. Small portrays the Father of Our Country, George Washington, in this unforgettable educational assembly presentation.

Learn about the life our founding father as the presenter separates facts from fiction from the cherry tree to crossing the Delaware River. The audience will assist him crossing the Delaware River, survive the harsh winter at Valley Forge, and help forge a new government under the U.S. Constitution in interactive demonstrations using plenty of audience participation. The story of his life is the story of the founding of our nation.


This portrayal and others grew out of Mr. Small’s love for history, while he taught history in the greater Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. areas. He has performed for a wide range of national audiences, including the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Herbert Hoover, and George Bush Presidential Libraries and the History Channel.

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Separate the fact from the myth about George Washington, the Father of Our Country in this 45-minute presentation for kids K-8. 

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Program Summary

Grade Level K-8
Max Audience Size 200+ (limited only by facility)
Performance Time 45 minutes
Number of Sessions 1-4 per day
Setup Time 30 - 45 minutes
Teardown Time 30 - 45 minutes
Required Utilities
  • One 6' or 8' banquet table
  • One electrical outlet
  • Custodial or adult assistance for load-in and set-up
Subjects Covered
  • George Washington's life story
  • Telling famous George Washington myths from "The Cherry Tree" to wooden teeth
  • The American Revolution
  • The Three Branches of Government
  • Leadership