Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
An Evening with Thomas Jefferson
Mark your calendars and join us for an evening with President Jefferson at the Oklahoma History Center on March 3, 2011. The museum doors will open at 6:00 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM. Seating is first come and open to the public.
Join us for a special living history program featuring one of our nation's founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. Bill Barker, one of the country's best Jefferson interpreters, will appear for one night only at the History Center. Barker currently serves as Colonial Williamsburg's Thomas Jefferson and makes appearances across the country. Bill has enjoyed portraying Thomas Jefferson in a variety of settings over the past twenty years. He first came to Williamsburg in the spring of 1993 to perform as Jefferson in a film made to honor Ambassador and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg. He has continued to appear as Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg and assists in the development of Jefferson programs for the Foundation.
Over the years he has evolved a repertoire of Jefferson presentations tailored to corporate and government audiences, as well as schools, societies, and festivals. Bill performed as Jefferson at the White House, the Palace of Versailles and throughout the United States, Great Britain, France and the Las Vegas Strip! He presented for Chautauqua and has been featured as Jefferson in several magazines including Time, People, Atlantic, Philadelphia, Southern Living, Reader's Digest, and the Colonial Williamsburg Journal.
During his visit President Jefferson will visit with museum guests on such topics as life in the new nation, his term as President, and the Louisiana Purchase. The speech will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
For more information please visit our website www.okhistorycenter.org or call 405-522-0765.