Meet Founding Father Dr. Benjamin Rush
He was a surgeon general for the Revolutionary War, first professor of chemistry in America, the Father of Psychiatry and a humanitarian who organized the first anti-slavery society in America. He was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
WHO WAS HE? He was Dr. Benjamin Rush.
Find out more about this lesser-known "Benjamin" from Philadelphia and Founding Father in an exciting portrayal by Bob Gleason. "Meet" Dr. Rush and discover his pioneering contributions to American society, medicine and politics.
The event is free and open to the public. History buffs of all ages encouraged to attend. Say you'll be there and sign up at rushwvpl.eventbrite.com.
Bob Gleason is a member of Philadelphia's American Historical Theatre. He has presented programs featuring nearly 150 historical figures, stretching over 2000 years of history, across 21 states; including performances at the White House Visitors Center, The Smithsonian Institution, Mount Vernon, Ford's Theater, the National Constitution Center and Independence Hall.
NOTE: Mr. Gleason's presentation is a companion program to our upcoming "Let's Discuss It! Author event with Upper Dublin Public Library to be held on October 29 at 7 PM, featuring author and journalist Stephen Fried and the release of his newest novel, "Rush: Revolution, Madness & the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father (September, 2018).