On Sunday, April 25 at 2PM, Governor Robert F. McDonnell will join state officials and tourism leaders to unveil new Road to Revolution state heritage trail signage. The Road to Revolution heritage trail, created by legislation in 2007, links historic sites in Virginia that interpret the life of Patrick Henry, orator of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor. The ceremony will take place at St. John’s Church, and will be followed by a reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. This event is free and open to the public.
WHAT Unveiling of Road to Revolution heritage trail signage with special guest Governor Robert F. McDonnell
WHEN Sunday, April 25, 2010
2:00 p.m. – Signage Unveiling by Gov. McDonnell and Patrick Henry
2:30 p.m. – Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775.
WHERE Historic St. John’s Church
2401 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
The Road to Revolution is comprised of 10 sites that played a key role in shaping the values and intellect of Patrick Henry. The sites are as follows:
St. John’s Church – site of Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech;
Scotchtown – Henry’s home from 1771 -1778.
Hanover Tavern – site where Henry lived and studied;
Hanover Courthouse – site where Henry began his public career;
Polegreen Church – inspirational site for Henry as an orator;
Rural Plains – site of Henry’s wedding to Sarah Shelton in 1754;
Pine Slash – also known as the “honeymoon cottage,” which was a tobacco farm given as part of his wife’s dowry;
Studley – Henry’s birthplace.
Red Hill Plantation & Patrick Henry National Memorial– Henry’s last home & grave;
Hampden-Sydney College – Along with James Madison, Henry served as one of the original trustees of the college in 1775.