Category "American Revolutionary War History" Episodes:
- Church Hill Richmond Virginia
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- Richmond Virginia is our next stop on our 400-Years-of-History Road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia series. We are exploring St. Johnâ€™s Church, one of the most important buildings in the American Revolution.
We are exploring St. Johnâ€™s Church in Richmond Virginia. In this small wooden church on a knoll overlooking old Richmond, the Second Virginia Convention was held in March 1775. One hundred Virginia colonial leaders, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Richard Henry Lee, heard Patrick Henryâ€™s resolution to put the colony into a state of defense against England. Historian, Rita Bailey is one of the costumed interpreters. Rita is speaking to a group of visitors from the front of the church, below the pulpit.