Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Parsons' Cause Foundation Summer Schedule

The Parsons' Cause Foundation is pleased to present the calendar of activities for the Parsons’ Cause reenactments related to Virginia and Hanover historic events. All performances will be held at the Historic Hanover Courthouse at 11:00 a.m.    

The Parsons’ Cause – Prelude to Revolution

On December 1, 1763, a country lawyer from Hanover stepped from obscurity into the forefront of legal and political circles in Virginia.  His name was Patrick Henry.  The event that shaped his destiny was the trial of The Parsons’ Cause.  Henry challenged the two most potent entities of colonial Virginia—the King and the clergy.  The case proved to be one of the opening salvos of the revolution, and started Henry on the path of becoming the “Voice of the Revolution.”  Show dates:  June 22, July 27, August 24

Patrick Henry – The Voice of Liberty

Hear Henry, in the last year of his life, as he reflects on his childhood, two marriages, religious convictions, love of children, various careers, and key contributions to the formation of the United States. The talk also includes excerpts from Henry's best known speeches.  Show dates: July 13 and August 3

The Virginia Debates on the Ratification of the United States Constitution

2013 marks the 225th anniversary of the Virginia debates concerning the proposed Constitution for the United States of America.  James Madison and Edmund Pendleton argue in favor of ratification, while Patrick Henry and George Mason are opposed.  Show dates: July 20 and August 10

George Washington – My Life, the Revolution and Hanover County

The Father of our Country reflects on his life, the battles and turning points of the revolution, his connection to Hanover County, and the importance of leadership. Show dates:  June 29 and August 17

Lafayette – My Travels through Hanover County

The Marquis de Lafayette expounds on his commitment to the American Revolution, his close ties to George Washington, and his travels through Hanover County during the war.  Show date:  July 6

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