An Evening with Samuel Adams, Founding Father of the American Revolution
March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dressed in a frock coat and Colonial-era wig, re-enactor Mike Lepage launches into the life of our Founding Father Samuel Adams. He was a thorn in the side of the British in the years before the American Revolution and especially at the time of the Destruction of the Tea in Boston Harbor. As a political activist and state legislator, he spoke out against British efforts to tax the colonists, and pressured merchants to boycott British products. He also was an important leader in the Sons of Liberty, a radical group that engaged in violent civil disobedience and retaliation against those who cooperated with the British. Additionally, as a writer, Adams was a skillful propagandist, churning out scores of newspaper articles, pamphlets and letters to promote resistance to British rule.