John Adams of Massachusetts first encountered the Virginian Patrick Henry in 1774 when both men attended the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Although born into different American worlds, one defined largely by freedom and the other slavery, the two revolutionaries shared a passion for religion, law, and the young republic’s survival.

Red Hill-Patrick Henry National Memorial invites you to join Dr. Sara Georgini of the Massachusetts Historical Society and Dr. Jim Ambuske of George Mason University for an illuminating discussion about the unlikely friendship between Adams, the “Atlas of Independence,” and Henry, the “Demosthenes of the age.”

This event is free and will be streamed virtually. Please register to receive the link to watch. After registering, the link will be emailed to you.

Red Hill Rediscovered

Dive deeper into Red Hill’s history with Red Hill-Patrick Henry National Memorial’s new series of lectures, virtual events, and tours. This program is made possible by funding from Virginia Humanities.

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