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Portraying George Washington: An Evening with John Godzieb

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Godzieba has portrayed Geoge Washington since 2009 and serves in this role at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

During his February 20 presentation and Q&A, Godzieba will discuss Washington’s time in Bucks County, little known facts about the general’s life and character, how Washington’s birthday was celebrated through the years, the research that goes into Godzieba’s portrayal and uniform, and his personal experience portraying Washington at the park’s annual crossing reenactments and many other occasions.

Online tickets for this event are $15 for the public and $10 for members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, the Newtown Historic Association, or the Newtown Theatre. Proceeds will benefit all three non-profit organizations. To purchase your tickets please click here:

  • Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event starts at 7:30 PM.
  • All seating is general admission.
  • All ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be offered for any reason.
  • If you can’t attend, you’re welcome to give your tickets to someone else. The name on the ticket does not have to match the person using it.

Please call 215-968-3859 with any questions


February 20
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Newtown Theatre
120 N State St
Newtown, PA 18940 United States
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The Newtown Historic Association
The Newtown Theatre
Friends of Washington Crossing

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