Q&A with current Fort Morris site manager Arthur Edgar.
Q: How did you first Mr. Swinford?
A: “I didn’t come to the site until 98 and I got contact with in 2000. He was part of the Friends of Fort Morristhat was estblished in the early 90s. I was the new manager of Fort Morris. They started coming out for several of our programs and events.”
Q: How would you describe him?
A: “He’s very passionate about history, especially the American Revolution, which is what we deal with at Fort Morris. He’s been a huge help as far as getting cannon demonstrations out at Fort Morris, fixing cannons, fixing muskets of the time period, helping us lead demonstrations and programs promoting the site. He’s been a tremendous ambassador for Fort Morris.”
Q: Would you say things would be different if he wasn’t involved?
A: “I think so. the cannon program we have - he really got established and put on the map.”
Q: How do you celebrate Fourth of July and why is it an important holiday?
A: “As the founding of our country, I like to look at why we’re here, how we got here and we celebrate it at Fort Morris. We have a cannon demonstration and musket demonstration. But we also have games and activities and fun things to do for the family. As well as, we have a few volunteers who portray the signers of the Declaration of Independence who came from Georgia, which is Lyman Hall, Button Gwinnett, and George Walton.”