Free “Liberty or Death” Reenactments this summer at St. John’s Church!
Starting Memorial Day weekend and running until Labor Day weekend in September, free reenactments of Patrick Henry’s famous speech will be shown every Sunday at 2:00pm. The event itself is free, but donations are encouraged. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis, and reservations may be made for groups of ten or more.
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
In case you needed more reasons to love Church Hill. We’ve got the whole founding fathers thing on lockdown as well.
Seriously though, if you haven’t seen the reenactment, go. You’re just sitting in the church and these guys in stellar period garb come in and sit amongst you (I think Thomas Nelson was in my row last time I went). It’s not just the Patrick Henry speech, but a whole portion of the Virginia Convention (the meeting at which the speech was delivered). Provides a lot of context that we don’t usually think about when we hear those famous lines and take them for granted.
CHAT (Church Hill Activities and Tutoring) has entered this video in a contest from TechSoup to win funds for video production equipment. If you have two seconds, please vote for them. They do huge things in our neighborhood with limited resources.
Also, cameo from the little girl I tutor at 0:50 (in the blue shirt)! I love her but full disclosure: that grin is 100% mischievous.
I noticed (and immediately loved) these row houses one night while walking around Capitol Square. Neat to see them written up on Architecture Richmond and also interesting to see that the architect was the same guy who designed the “birdcage” (James Monroe’s tomb) at Hollywood Cemetery.
When 600 people gather into a freezing warehouse, alongside massive turbines that powered the first street cars in the United States, I feel reassured that the tech community extends far and beyond Silicon Valley.