July 24, 2018
Mt Pleasant Church of God Social Hall
String Quartet Performs Civil War Era Music
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 (Sarah Ferrell, Matthew Hettinga, Dena Miller and Ramona Coppage) 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