The Dorchester County Archives & History Center and the Summerville-Dorchester Museum will present Howard Burnham, noted English writer and performer of literary and historical dramatic monologues, in a moving portrayal of Lord Cornwallis in full costume.
The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 in Doar Hall of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 316 West Carolina Ave., Summerville.
Burnham will recreate the time and personage of Charles, Earl Cornwallis, as he revisits the scenes of his historic campaign through the Carolinas and, with resignation and humor, give the British Perspective of the final phase of the American Revolutionary War.
Earl Cornwallis was commander of the British forces in the American colonies.
This performance, coupled with a reception of heavy hors d'oeuvres for $25, affords a special way to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the two decisive military encounters — the battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, and the battle of Yorktown in Virginia — that brought the revolution to a victorious conclusion.
In character, Cornwallis will recall the siege of Charleston, the activities of "Bloody Ban" Tarleton, the tragedy of Colonel Haynes, the British victory at Camden and their reverses at Kings Mountain and Cowpens. He also will recount the final thrust into Virginia and its culmination at Yorktown.
Reserve your tickets by sending your check to The Dorchester County Archives & History Center, 101 Ridge St., St. George, SC 29477, or The Summerville-Dorchester museum, 100 E. Doty Ave Summerville, SC 29483.