GEORGE WASHINGTON SPEAKS
GEORGE WASHINGTON SPEAKS has been the highlight of many events. Consider it for your next gathering. Vern will speak to you and tailor his presentation to your group’s interests.
GEORGE WASHINGTON SPEAKS primarily provides in-person, on-site presentations with time for audience questions and answers. A typical presentation will be 15-25 minutes long, plus time to interact. If desired, George can be available for photos afterwards.
We are currently adding a series of 6-10 minute videos designed for the classroom, which allow a follow up zoom appearance for questions and answers. Occasionally other historic figures join the presentations providing a broader view of our nation's early history.
Twenty-five percent of our presentations have been to public and private elementary, middle school and high school students. George shares with them many of the events that surrounded the founding of this country, encourages them to be young women and men of good character, and inspires them to become involved and active in the communities and our country. He challenges the older students and adults to consider what “We the People” means, a call for every citizen to take an active role in civic affairs.
With Vern Frykholm’s portrayal of our first Commander-in-Chief and President of the United States, it is like speaking to George Washington himself.
He brings a convincing portrayal of George Washington wherever he speaks.
Vern consistently stays in character, and is entertaining, educational, and inspiring. Would you like a new way to learn more about this important leader and the times in which he lived and worked? Contact us now.
ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON SPEAKS
Vern Frykholm was inspired to portray George Washington after listening to Dr. Peter Lillback talk about his book, “George Washington’s Sacred Fire” in 2011 at the George Washington Inn near Sequim, Washington.
In July, 2012, Vern joined 50 other people to tour Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Dr. Lillback.
During that week they visited many historic places involving the American Revolution. The tour ended at Valley Forge, where Dean Malissa, the foremost portrayer of George Washington in the nation, presented his thoughts on the revolution. Vern was so impressed by his presentation, he became convinced that the State of Washington deserved its own George Washington.
Since then, Vern has made more than 400 appearances, talked to more than 24,000 people, and has been the keynote speaker at various state and regional conferences.
Vern’s goal is to present early America from Washington’s viewpoint with as much historical accuracy as possible. His presentations are not only educational, but entertaining and inspirational for all audiences: young people, retirees, businessmen, civic and patriotic groups, and veterans.
Thank you for your interest. Looking forward to further conversations.
Vernon L. Frykholm aka George Washington
Other presentations have been given to groups as varied as Rotary, Kiwanis and philanthropic clubs, Grange Halls, Retirement communities, Genealogical clubs, churches, and even private dinner parties.
PORTRAYAL of GEORGE WASHINGTON
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
Sponsorship for:-George Washington Speaks Weekly Radio Program - $ 25/show.
-Research for One Radio Edition - $100/edition.
-Scripting for One Video Edition - $ 80/edition.
-Film and Edit One Video & Radio Edition - $250/edition.
-One, on-site presentation - $100/presentation.
-One, Zoom Presentation - $ 50/presentation.
Please make donations payable to “George Washington Speaks, Inc” and mail to George Washington Speaks, PO Box 104, Sequim, WA 98382.
-Administration and Secretarial Support,
-Advertising, Social Media, and Public Relations Support,
-Fund Raising Support,
You may call me at my personal cell phone, 360-460-9302, to ask questions.
VOICES AND VIDEOS:
French & Indian War
Edition One-Virginia to Ft Le Boeuf,
Edition Two- Ft Le Boeuf to Virginia,
We will need background comments, shouts and anger to heighten the tension of George Washington and his guide Christopher Gist as they move through Indian territory and interface with native Americans, French officers, and one young Indian brave intent on killing them.
Edition Three- Jumonville and Ft Necessity,
Even more animated voice including colonial militia are needed for Washington’s ambush of a French and Indian party and then his surrender at Ft Necessity.
Edition Four-Braddock and the Monangahela:
The British enter the fray and suffer their worst military loss ever.
Edition Five- the Virginia Frontier and Forbes:
Boston Massacre & Trial
Edition One- The Massacre:
We need a British officer and his men, a colonial mob of men, women and boys, and African Americans
Edition Two- The Trial:
We need an unruly jury and courtroom.
Edition Three- The Tea Act:
Edition Four- The Tea Destruction:
Oh my, we need a group of men calling them selves the Sons of Liberty and a mob of “Colonial” Mohawks.
M - F : 10 am–4 pm
Sat. & Sun. : Closed