Ladies of Liberty Series: Betsy Ross (more info)

Date(s) - 10/17/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Indian King Tavern


Open House:  1-4 PM  
Presentation:  2 PM

Betsy Ross

Portrayed by Carol Spacht

Carol Spacht performs extensively in the Philadelphia region, presenting hundreds of interactive programs to schools, libraries and civic organizations. She studied theatre at Villanova University and graduated with highest honors from Eastern University with degrees in Literature and Theatre Arts. An author of original scripts and scholarly papers, she also completed a commissioned project culminating in the publication of Whitpaine’s Creek, a book on early Pennsylvania history.

 As an historic interpreter, Carol portrays several women from history, including Martha Washington for Valley Forge National Park. She appears weekly at the Betsy Ross House as our nation’s premier flagmaker and has extensive knowledge of hand-sewing techniques, textiles, and the trade of the upholsterer in the eighteenth century.

Carol delights the smallest of children with her lively portrayal of Mother Goose at the nationally recognized Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, as well as at preschools and libraries. Students of all ages enjoy educational and interactive “Tree to Lumber” tours on forestry and the Pennsylvania lumber trade led by Carol and her husband, Dave, at Spacht Sawmill in Worcester, Pennsylvania.