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Founders as Fathers: Going Home with Virginia's Revolutionary Leaders by Lorri Glover

Thursday, October 9, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6
Virginia Historical Society
Halsey Family Lecture Hall
Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.
On October 9 at noon, Lorri Glover will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "Founders as Fathers: Going Home with Virginia's Revolutionary."

George Mason, George Washington, James Madison, Patrick HenrySet against the backdrop of Revolutionary Virginia, Lorri Glover’s new book, Founders as Fathers: Family Values and Revolutionary Politics, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of the country’s most celebrated political leaders, revealing, for the first time, how they struggled to balance civic duties against domestic responsibilities and contended with a revolution that remade family life every bit as much as political institutions. Glover’s lecture will bring to life the surprising, profound connections between family and politics in the lives of the Virginians who became the principal architects of the American Republic:  George Mason, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

Lorri Glover, the John Francis Bannon Endowed Chair in the Department of History at Saint Louis University, has written several books about early American history from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth, including Southern Sons: Becoming Men in the New Nation (2007) and Founders as Fathers: Family Values and Revolutionary Politics (2014).

Avoid the lines after the lecture and pre-order your signed copy of Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries.

Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

Please arrive in  time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street.

While we continue making improvements to our building, Banner Lectures will be held in the Halsey Family Lecture Hall for the next few months. You will love the new chairs—another sign of progress.

Free admission for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon.


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Lorri Glover brings to life the private lives of the architects of the American Republic who, while building a nation, were also raising families.
Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries

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