This morning we went to hear Alexander Purdie speak about being a patriot printer. He talked about his experiences as a new paper publisher and he also took questions from the audience that he answered very well, staying in character the whole time.
Next we went to the blacksmith shop, which has only been open for a few months. Man, what a lot of work was involved in making such essential things, such as house nails! Hard work that I am glad I never had to do.
After lunch in the DeWitt Wallace Museum, we went to hear Martha Washington speak about being the first lady and her thoughts about what her role as such might be.
We went to see a General Lafayette speak about his hopes for the new nation of the United States of America (he rode in on a white stallion and then left on the same horse)
Gowan Pamphlet, a free slave discussed his vision for the black Baptist church where he is a pastor.
To top it all off, we saw Martha Washington again, this time in front of the Raleigh Tavern.
Needless to say, our feet and backs were worn out by the end of the day.
Back to our apartments where I made gluten free lasagna and the others made salad.
Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be cooler with the possibility of rain. I am sure we will keep busy even so!