Crestwood High School teacher, Charles Herring has a unique way of making history come to life for his eleventh grade students. For the past five years he temporarily dons a beard and gathers an array of props in order to transform into a Civil War veteran.
Herring becomes Theodore Gerrish, a Union soldier from the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Theodore Gerrish reminisces and relays to the students his experiences in fighting in the Civil War which includes his recruitment, the role the 20th Maine and Colonel Joshua Chamberlain played in the battle of Little Round Top, the battle at Gettysburg, and the many hardships endured by soldiers of the time.
On Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 Herring will portray Theodore Gerrish at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library at 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop for the public. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness living history!
Registration for this program may be done at the Circulation desk or by calling 570-474-9313.