"Brian Hilton's portrayal of General George Washington put the colonial cherry on top of this year's Presidents' Day celebrations!"
Sally G., Alexandria, Virginia
"It was a great pleasure to see you in action! You were a marvelous George Washington...what an incredible gift you have! We were honored to have you with us. I certainly look forward to seeing you with us next year... Thank you for reminding the public how remarkable George Washington was... Thank you!"
The Honorable Allison Silberberg
"Thanks so much for accompanying John F. Kennedy to Grand Rapids, and for presenting at our Reagan's Heroes event. Your performance was first-rate - our students and many people I have run into are still talking about it. We hope that you enjoyed your experience with the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. We want you back for an encore! Thank you, again, for helping to make the event the huge success it was."
Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
Grand Rapids, Michigan
I want to thank you for the superb job you did in your impersonation of President John F. Kennedy. You exhibited an enviable level of scholarship on the subject as well as delightfully captured the nuances of his inflections and cadences.
James T. Wall, Professor of History
Northern Virginia Community College
I just wanted to say how impressed I was with your performance as JFK today. Like each of the others present, I thought your portrayal was right on the mark: your mannerisms, appearance and voice as JFK were great. In addition, your sincerity, depth of feeling, sense of drama, and attention to detail in historical fact were also superb!
Larry Gard, Artistic Director
Science Museum of Virginia
The depth and breadth of his knowledge of George Washington as a person and as a founding father, of the Revolutionary War, of living conditions in the 18th century, and of every item in and around Mount Vernon seem to be limitless. Moreover, his level of energy and enthusiasm are simply astounding, not to mention infectious...It has crossed my mind that, single-handedly, Brian could be stemming the tide of woeful ignorance of American history that afflicts so many of our young people.
Gayle Harris, Education Department
Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Home of George Washington
I would like to express my gratitude for your selfless dedication and wonderful performance [at George Washington's home] in making our Officers' Professional Development Session a great success. Comments received from all the attendees were nothing less than "outstanding"! Your moving wreath laying ceremony was absolutely superb and was quite fitting for our day of leadership.
Stephen V. Reeves
Major General, USA
Joint Program Executive Officer
for Chemical & Biological Defense
Thank you for your talk to us on the subject of Old Hickory in War and Peace. Your talk was delivered with enthusiasm and vigor. There wasn't a dull or boring moment in your talk...We came away with a new understanding of Andrew Jackson and all the trials and tribulations he had to overcome before he went to the White House. Thank you for making the life of this president so exciting and memorable. I hope you will come to speak to our group again.
Mrs. Jane R. Peak, Secretary
District of Columbia Daughters of 1812
Thank you so much for giving your wonderful program on JFK. You were extremely professional in your delivery and a tremendous amount of research was evident especially during the question and answer period. It brought tears to even this Republican!
Fairfax County Public Library System
Brian Hilton rendered an excellent and educational first-person interpretation of the young Colonel George Washington. Brian's portrayal was marvelous and his interpretation and delivery were captivating and engaging! We all so enjoyed his truly unique presentation!
Pamela S. Reid, Regent
Nelly Custis Chapter, NSDAR
"I couldn't see Senator John Kennedy until he stood on the chair...And that man today [Brian Hilton]- it brought back so many memories. It was very much like it was 50 years ago...I'm so lucky to be able to do this again today."
Sharon Rinderer (13 years old when she saw JFK on April 19, 1960)
Wheeling, West Virginia
"I'm standing in the back now, I'm almost in tears. I'm looking at this guy [Brian Hilton], saying, Wow! This is incredible."
Larry Williams (who saw JFK on April 19, 1960 at West Liberty College)
West Liberty University
"I would like to thank you on behalf of the National Park Service, George Washington Memorial Parkway, for your presentation to our staff and volunteers. We truly enjoyed hearing about the stories, history, and culture of George Washington. Your lecture was an inspiration to many of us and provided an invaluable educational experience for us...We truly would like to stay in contact with you for further speaking engagements and re-enactments...Thank you for your commitment, time, and dedication to serve the National Park Service."
Jacqueline F.C. Davis
National Park Service
George Washington Memorial Parkway