Ulster County Clerk Welcomes Revolutionary War Era Living History Program from Theatre on the Road to the Matthewis Persen House Museum
Kingston, NY - Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack is pleased to welcome Theatre on the Road back to the Matthewis Persen House on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for the second of several Living History programs this season. The house is located at 74 John Street in uptown Kingston, at the historic intersection of John and Crown Streets. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Meet Matthewis Persen and Governor George Clinton at the Persen House this Saturday. Both men will be there to talk about their lives during the Revolution, the roles they played, and the aftermath of the burning of Kingston by British forces. Was Matthewis Persen’s tavern a hub for likeminded patriots? How did George Clinton balance being Governor and serving in the Continental Army? Interact with these historical figures and get a feel for what life was really like during the Revolutionary War. Monologues will be every hour on the hour starting at 11:00 am with the final at 2:00 pm.
Theatre on the Road offers entertaining and educational programs at schools, libraries, historic sites and theaters. Their productions, both original and classic, are produced and performed for the purpose of enriching and inspiring a diverse audience that include students and the general public. Theatre on the Road is the creation of actor, writer and director Frank Marquette along with his wife and producing partner, Kristen. “Our histories are no longer buried,” says Marquette. “The spirits have voices, and we are giving you an opportunity to listen to them. Meet a few characters from Kingston’s rich past. You'll be glad you did!”
“Theater on the Road is becoming a staple at the Persen House,” stated County Clerk Nina Postupack. “Guests enjoy interacting with the historical figures and learning about history in a fun, unique way. Frank always provides a wonderful experience that I would highly recommend!”
For further information about the Matthewis Persen House Museum and other outreach programs of the Ulster County Clerk’s Office, please contact County Clerk Nina Postupack at (845) 340-3040 or countyclerk[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us or visit us on Facebook.