Robert E. Lee is part of the Deane Center's History Come Alive 2018 Series. Frank Orlando portrays Robert E. Lee in a special Veterans Day Performance at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts in our Coolidge Theatre On Monday November 12th, 7pm Tickets are $15 for adults, and seniors age 65 and over are $12. Children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
After the War Between the States, whenever Robert E. Lee was questioned, frequently by his former comrades-in-arms in the United States Army, as to the reason he rejected command of the United States Army when it was offered to him by Francis Blair, acting on behalf of Abraham Lincoln, Lee always answered in the same, consistent manner by answering “that his rejection was predicated upon two of the most sublime, if not the most sublime, words in the English language : duty and honor. I can only do what my duty demands. I can never do more. I can never desire to do less. I can take no other course without dishonor.” 'This simple response is what Frank Orlando, Civil War living historian, utilizes as the basis for the vast majority of his presentations' "as those two words embody all that is good about Robert E. Lee."