Going to the Theater
While the motion picture wouldn’t be invented for more than a hundred years after their deaths, the Washingtons loved to be entertained. A famously avid theater-goer, Washington’s highly detailed record-keeping provides valuable information about the movement of acting companies throughout the region, and the types of performances offered.
Did Washington really love to dance? Emphatically, yes. Washington once described dancing as “so agreeable and innocent an amusement.” First-hand accounts say he was extremely good at it – and was always quite the center of attention.
George Washington, relationship guru? Actually, he gave his step-granddaughters some pretty awesome dating advice.