Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Virginia's Revolutionary Heroes, March 17-18, 2012

Presented by Ash Lawn-Highland & the Senior Center, Inc.
Host & Organizer Rick Britton:

A fabulous weekend-long event focusing on three of the Old Dominion’s greatest Revolutionary champions: George Washington, Patrick Henry, and James Monroe.
Saturday, March 17 - Join us at beautiful Ash Lawn-Highland—James Monroe’s Albemarle County home—for an entire day of Revolutionary fun! Our presenters include: acclaimed historian of the 18th-century Jon Kukla; UVA professor & historian Ed Lengel (who’s also senior editor of the Papers of George Washington), award-winning local historian Rick Britton, and historical interpreter extraordinaire Dennis Bigelow.
• 1o:3o a.m. - Meet & Greet
• 11:oo a.m. - “Patrick Henry’s Revolution” - Kukla
• 12:oo noon - Light Lunch (provided)
• 1:oo p.m. - “General George Washington” - Lengel
• 2:oo p.m. - Special Behind-the-Scenes House Tour
• 2:45 p.m. - “James Monroe at the Battle of Trenton” - Britton
• 3:45 p.m. - Ex-President James Monroe! - Bigelow
• 4:15 p.m. - Book Signings plus additional Q&A
Sunday, March 18 - Depart with us from the Senior Center on a Revolutionary day-trip to the Fredericksburg area! We’ll see: the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, the country’s largest repository in the country for Monroe artifacts; beautiful Georgian-style Kenmore, built by Washington’s sister; and wonderful Scotchtown, owned by Henry during the Revolutionary War. Day-trip departs at 9:oo a.m. and returns approx. 6:oo p.m. Lunch in Fredericksburg is on your own.
• Sign up today! Cost for the two-day event is $14o.oo. (Charge includes light lunch on Saturday. Sunday lunch in Fredericksburg is on your own.) NOTE: You can sign up for both days, or you can do one or the other. For more info call the Senior Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538, see the website (, or e-mail Rick Britton at

1 comment:

  1. I wish they had publicized this event earlier.