President Grant Performance At Moundsville Public Library
President Ulysses S. Grant will visit the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday through the powerful performance of living history impressionist Ken Serfass. A professional reenactor and educator from Gettysburg, Pa., Serfass will bring the great Union general and 18th president of the United States to life, focusing this program on Grant’s years in the White House. This special event is aimed at adults and students.
Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth J. Serfass is a Pennsylvania native who joined the USMC in 1984. His final tour was with the First Marine Division Band during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired from the Marine Corps in July of 2004 to become a music teacher.
Serfass has been an active civil war reenactor and impressionist since his boyhood in Pennsylvania, and from his more than 40 years of study of his self-avowed childhood hero he has created a niche as a full time professional living historian portraying Ulysses S. Grant. His adventures and travel as U.S. Grant are documented on his website and Facebook page, “US Grant in Living History.”
Ken Serfass has been appearing publically as Grant since 2009, including performing in a History Channel production in 2010, “Lee & Grant,” and in 2013 for an HBO series “Family Tree” in an episode set at a reenactment. He was also in a Time Warner Cable commercial which played nationwide after Superbowl Sunday, 2014. Currently he speaks at events and venues across the country, seizing any opportunity he can to reaffirm Grant’s place of honor among the most respected people of our nation’s history.
This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Robert Baker Family. The Moundsville Library is located at 5th and Tomlinson in Moundsville.
For more information call the library at 304-845-6911.