Benedict Arnold Raids Richmond!!!
On January 4, 1781, Arnold landed at Westover Plantation and started his march to Richmond. On January 5, his loyalist force skirmished with Virginia militiamen at Chimborazo.
Join us for a day-long program about Arnold’s raid on the 238th Anniversary!
Talks about the raid are inside St. Johns Church from 9 am - 12 pm.
DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THE PORTION OF THE PROGRAM AT CHIMBORAZO IS CANCELED.
Program Sessions at St. John’s
9:00 AM Revolutionary Richmond with Bert Dunkerly, Park Ranger, Richmond National Battlefield Park & Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
9:25 AM Hang On Their Skirts: the Virginia militia’s role in defending Richmond with John Pagano, Interpretation Supervisor, Henricus Historical Park
10:00 AM Period Music
10:15 AM Benedict Arnold: In His Own Words with Marc Holma, actor, St. John's Church Foundation
10:50 AM Period Music
11:05 AM The Women of the Revolution
11:30 AM Chimborazo: From Battlefield to Hospital with Nathan Hall, Park Ranger, Richmond National Battlefield Park & Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site