The wit and wisdom, humor, horror and humanity of a people are found in their stories. Compelling storyteller David Emerson retells (and embroiders) the colorful and ancient tales of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall that will “warm, tickle or chill the heart.” With or without a pint in his fist, MacCaffrey spins traditional lore of fairies, ghouls, ne’er-do-wells, tricksters, banshees, heroes and liars, plus original stories with an Irish tine. In a style reminiscent of a cozy evening by a health at a family gathering, David will enchant us with his stories on Tuesday evening October 25th at the monthly program meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood which begins at 8:00pm.
David Emerson’s career as a storyteller, raconteur and prevaricator par excellence began back in the early 1980’s as a historical character interpreter. David has fascinated visitors at such prestigious living history museums as Colonial Williamsburg, Plimoth Plantations, Morristown National Park and the Old Barracks Museum. Striking out as a freelance interpreter in 1996 with partner Stacy Roth, David has become well-known in the mid-Atlantic for portrayals of real people such as George Washington and Davy Crockett and his own story spinning character David MacCaffrey and 19th century sea captain LeLand Emerson.
David has performed for hundreds of museums, festivals, cultural organizations, historical societies throughout the Northeast. He is proud to be a popular speaker with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau which is funding this program for the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood. David has several film projects to his credit. He portrayed George Washington in New Jersey Network’s “The Ten Crucial Days” and played the feature role of Sergeant Smith in “The Battle of bunker Hill.”
Everyone is invited to attend this warm but mostly chilling meeting (since it is close to Halloween). The meeting is free and open to everyone. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program. The meeting starts at 8:00PM on Tuesday October 25th. The meeting is held at the Scotch Hills Country Club located at Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains.
For more information about this meeting please write to us.