WAYNESBORO

HOME OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO: GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE

Shiv Patel, Dave McDonald, Pat Belford, Bill O'Donnell


MAD ANTHONY WAYNE

Do you notice how people nowadays define crazy and mentally ill people as "mad"? Well, General Anthony Wayne was also called Mad Anthony Wayne, but for a different reason. People began calling him Mad Anthony Wayne because of his quick temper and his bravery. Isn't it crazy how history can change the meaning of a simple word like "mad"?



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History of Waynesboro:

(click on history to learn more)

2049 Waynesborough Road
Paoli, PA 19301
610-647-1779


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ONE OF ONLY PICS OF INSIDE OF HOUSE TAKEN BY TOURIST!








INTERVIEW WITH WAYNE'S ANCESTOR

One of General Anthony Wayne's ancestors now possesses and maintains this beautiful mansion. She works at Waynesboro to educate the general public and to keep things well running. She is a volunteer at this site and never went to college. Before, she used to work as a tour guide at Monticello for 11 years. At Monticello, she was the only tour guide that had no college degree. Usually, guides need college degrees, but her exceptional efforts and performances caused her to not require one. The favorite part of her job is to imply history on others that don't know much about their cultural roots or the area they live in. Her responsibilities here are to act as a guide, build up Acme receipts, take care of the money, and she is a part of the house committee. According to her, " The challenging aspect of historical interpretation is making people realize that real history is true, not the fictional history people read and believe from movies.
Her favorite event at Wayensboro is the Annual Dinner of the Year which is in October and is a fund raiser. She is behind the creation of the Chairman for the Green Sale during the Christmas season. For the artifacts acquired at Waynesboro, there is a budget that may not always be enough. She states that they have to fund raise for the money or sometimes generous people will donate artifacts. The funding for Waynesboro usually comes from fund raisers, visitors money, apartment and housing rented to certain people, and the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. This intelligent lady believes that public history ought to be better funded because it is important for those who come before us to challenge those who come after so society can progress and keep the country growing.



Attraction:

Re-enactment of certain battles that General Anthony Wayne took part in!

There will be a re-enactment of many battles that occurred and people will be able to learn the tactics that took place during these battles. A wondrous time to understand the important strategies that can help either side win a battle or even a war. Costumes, weapons, and refreshments will be provided, but Waynesboro just asks you to bring your war spirit. After the war, people will be able to take a tour of the house to understand how relaxing it is compared to the hardships of war. It will give people an experience of how this mansion made General Anthony Wayne's retirement much better.

VIDEO OF A REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTMENT (click here)

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