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JAN 5, 2019: Benedict Arnold Raids Richmond!!!

  • Historic St. John's Church, 1741 2401 East Main Street Richmond, VA, 23223 United States (map)

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

British map of the attack on Richmond, January 5th 1781

 

Earlier Event: December 30
CLOSED
Later Event: January 6
CLOSED for January