Just before Thanksgiving George Washington will visit Scotch Plains and reminisce about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the "Cockpit of the Revolution":  

Washington was no stranger to New Jersey.  As General, he spent more time here than in any other state. At the Nov. 26 meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, participants will learn more about New Jersey's role in the American Revolution from the perspective of George Washington as portrayed by David Emerson.

For nearly 15 years, Emerson, a historical interpreter and storyteller, has portrayed America's first president all across the country. He is a much-requested speaker with the NJ Council of the Humanities, which funded the program.  

This meeting is free and open to all. It will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Shady Rest Scotch Hills Country Club (820 Jerusalem Rd, Scotch Plains). At this time of year when we are thankful for many things, it is wonderful that we can hear from George Washington and be grateful for him and out other patriots for founding our country.