Dean Malissa, Mount Vernon's official George Washington portrayer, sits at the replica of Washington's writing desk at Charleston's Craik-Patton House on Wednesday. Malissa spoke to dinner guests about the first president's close relationship with the Craik family.
Malissa stands in front of the Craik-Patton House Wednesday night.
Malissa says he practices his signature to make it identical to Washington's. Here's his signature in the Craik-Patton House guestbook.