President Grant returns to Mount Pleasant
He’s back! Ulysses S. Grant returns to town on Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mount Pleasant Church of God social hall, 936 W. Main St. in Mount Pleasant. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra string quartet will provide live period music beginning at 6 p.m.
The Civil War general who later became the 18th President of the United States will be portrayed by Kenneth Serfass, a Pennsylvania native and “first-person living historian” who bases his character on more than 40 years of studying Grant’s life.
“Take a moment to discuss with U.S. President Grant his lessons learned during the first term, as he contemplates reelection in 1872,” said Serfass, a retired gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps.
The event is free, thanks to the generosity of sponsors Hauser Insurance and Reed Tool & Dye. The event is hosted by Mount Pleasant Public Library, and donations are welcome. Please reserve a seat by calling the library at 724-547-3850.
A fan of Grant since he was eight, Serfass portrays the general and president across the country. He has appeared on The History Channel; on an episode of HBO’s series “Family Tree;’ and at walking tours, railroad excursions, living history roundtables and presentations at national parks and battlefields, including Gettysburg, Vicksburg and the General Grant National Memorial.
Photo Credit: Kenneth Serfass