Barker as Thomas Jefferson:
Bill has enjoyed portraying
Thomas Jefferson in a variety of settings over the past twenty years.
He joined The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in the spring of 1993 to
in a film made to honor Ambassador and Mrs.
Walter H. Annenberg. Bill has
continued to appear as
in Colonial Williamsburg and assists in the
development of further
programs for the Foundation.
He has performed as
in many different venues, including the White
has participated in programs aired on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, The History Channel, and C-SPAN.
Publications which have featured Bill include Time, People, Southern Living and Reader’s Digest. He
has received commendations from The City of Philadelphia, The City of St. Louis,
The City of New Orleans, and The Hellenic Ideals Foundation.
In September 2004 Bill was presented the Signey N. Stokes Award by the
Jefferson Legacy Foundation.
"Bill" Sommerfield as George Washington:
William “Bill” Sommerfield
is the officially designated historical interpreter of George Washington. He is
regularly seen performing and interacting with audiences at
’s home at
and makes over 200 appearances each year
throughout the fifty states and in
. Bill captivated audiences on NBC’s Eyewitness
to History, The DC Bicentennial Celebration, Good Morning
Today Show, and A & E’s The
Crossing. He has appeared in Time Magazine and the New
Yorker, and on the covers of USA Today,
New York Times and the Times
of London. Bill and his wife,
Pamela, are the founders of The
American Historical Theatre (formerly The Royal Pickwickians), a nonprofit
corporation devoted to the dissemination of history in an entertaining yet