MARCH 15 PROGRAM ------- LIFE OF GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE
"The Life of General Anthony Wayne" will be presented by re-enactor Frank Butwin on Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m. at Browning Masonic Community. This is the first in a series of free programs sponsored by the Waterville Historical Society for 2017.
Butwin is on the boards of the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission and the Maumee Valley Historic Corridor. He is well-known for his re-enacting portrayals of a soldier in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key, President John Tyler and others as well as Anthony Wayne.
Wayne is famous in this area primarily for the successful Battle of Fallen Timbers in which he defeated the Native American forces near Maumee in 1794. His name is now attached to schools, roads, towns and many other entities, but he really gained his fame during the Revolutionary War where he was admired by General George Washington for his military successes.
Butwin will talk about Wayne's family heritage, schooling, early work as a surveyor, military career in the Revolution and campaign to Fallen Timbers, death, burial in three places and legacy. His attitudes and character traits will be examined as well. Was he really "mad" and a "dandy?"
Browning Community Center is located at 8883 Browning Drive off of Neowash Road. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.