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Preservation Virginia to Hold Community Meeting for Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

February 21, 2013

Preservation Virginia to Hold Community Meeting for Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

Date: Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Location: ST. Paul’s Episcopal Church

8050 St Pauls Church Rd, Hanover, VA 23069

 

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is one of Preservation Virginia’s invaluable sites, but not near enough people know the history or participate in the programs. We are inviting the public to attend a Community Meeting in order to share ideas about how Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown can elevate awareness of the region’s history, develop new partnerships, and tell the story of preservation in Hanover County. We are looking forward to new ideas as we continue to preserve, promote and interpret this national treasure.

About Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown 

Scotchtown is best known as the home of Patrick Henry during the tumultuous years leading up to the American Revolution.  It was at Scotchtown that he formulated the ideas of his famous “Liberty or Death” speech and it was from the house that he rode to St. John’s Church in Richmond on March 23, 1775 to deliver it. 

Built around 1720 by Charles Chiswell, Scotchtown is architecturally unique.  It features eight large rooms and a central passage below a large, undivided attic.  The house is surrounded by reproduction outbuildings and gardens. 

Scotchtown was acquired by Preservation Virginia in 1958.  The house has been restored to its appearance during Patrick Henry’s life and is open for tours seasonally.  Visitors can explore the grounds, listen to a cell phone tour, enjoy the birding trail, shop in the museum store, or participate in one of the site’s many hands-on classes and special events.

 

About Preservation Virginia 

Preservation Virginia, a private non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889, is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia's cultural, architectural and historic heritage thereby ensuring that historic places are integral parts of the lives of present and future generations. Preservation Virginia provides leadership, experience, influence, and services to the public and special audiences by saving, managing, and protecting historic places, and developing preservation policy, programs, and strategies with individuals, organizations, and local, state, and national partners. For more information, visitwww.preservationvirginia.org, find us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter @preservationva.

 

 

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Press Contact

Jennifer Hurst-Wender

Associate Director of Museum Operations and Education

(804) 314-7530

jhurstwender@preservationvirginia.org

Press Contact

Press Contact

Jennifer Hurst-Wender

Associate Director of Museum Operations and Education

(804) 314-7530

jhurstwender@preservationvirginia.org