Millbury Steps Back In Time For Washington's Birthday

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Pat Perry, (center) portrayed Mrs. Asa Waters in period dress at a birthday celebration for George Washington, circa 1832 Saturday night at the Asa Waters Mansion.
Pat Perry, (center) portrayed Mrs. Asa Waters in period dress at a birthday celebration for George Washington, circa 1832 Saturday night at the Asa Waters Mansion. Photo Credit: Steve Balestrieri

MILLBURY, Mass. —Saturday night Millbury took a big step back in time at the Asa Waters Mansion as the town gave a 100th birthday celebration to President George Washington circa 1832 with historical interpreter Pat Perry portraying Mrs. Asa Waters as the host of the evening.

Photo Album General Washington's Birthday, At the Asa Waters Mansion

With a backdrop of snow falling outside, the many guests filed in and were greeted as always by Waters, whose dress was authentic down to the last detail on her shoes. Many of the guests dressed in period costume and even a few members of the “End-Zone Militia” from the New England Patriots games lent a real feel to the festivities, although sans their muskets.

After a brief cocktail hour of mingling with each other and Waters, guests were treated to a dinner served by Sir Loins Catering. During this time, Perry/Waters gave a historically informative and educational talk on the nights events.

Perry is a member of the National Association of Interpretation, a member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums, a certified interpretive guide and a certified host and trainer.

She is former chairperson for the Blackstone Valley Interpreter Network and now lives in Rhode Island. For more information on Pat Perry and any of her upcoming presentations see sneakpeekproductions.com or the Millbury Historical Society call 508-865-9377.

See the attached photo gallery for more pictures of the evening.

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