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Veteran’s Day at American Village

November 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

The American Village will hold a public commemoration of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11.  Meet Alan B. Miller, new CEO, at his Marine Corps Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. in the Liberty Hall Ballroom.  A Service of Thanksgiving will be held in the Colonial Chapel at 11:00 a.m., followed by a wreath laying at the National Veterans Shrine. 

Family-friendly activities will be offered from through 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

10:30, 1:30 – Mrs. Washington Receives Concerning News Mount Vernon Room

In June of 1775, Martha Washington received a letter from her husband, George Washington, informing her that he has been elected Commander-in-Chief of the new Continental Army and will be going to war.  Learn about how her past experiences have prepared her for this news, and what she plans to do going forward.

10:30, 1:00 – Play Colonial Games on the Green Constitution Green

Have you ever tried to roll a hoop? Do you think you can hit the trap ball?  The Colonial Game Players are ready to teach you! 

11:00, 3:00 – Colonial Spy Techniques Estes Theater

There were many ways that American patriots fought against tyranny during the Revolutionary War.  Enter the intriguing world of espionage!

11:00, 2:00 – John Adams: Let Me Have a Country Assembly Room

Come and bear witness to one of the most pivotal moments in our conflict with Britain.  It is July 2, 1776, and John Adams will make one final, heartfelt plea for the adoption of America’s Declaration of Independence.

11:30, 1:30 – “Good For What Ails You” Trade Building Area

Learn about Colonial herbs and other medicinal remedies of the 18th Century.

11:30, 2:00 – Patterns of Industry Mount Vernon Room

Learn about 18th Century clothing, and the how the Revolution began to change role of women.

12:00, 2:30, 3:30 – Join the Continental Army Encampment

Enlist in George Washington’s Continental Army and march, shoulder to shoulder, towards America’s independence.

12:00, 2:30 – Abigail Adams: “Remember the Ladies” Meetinghouse

The Revolutionary War forced many women to assume new and unfamiliar roles, and to rely on their own strength.  Visitors meet Abigail Adams as she is sole caretaker of the Adams homestead in Braintree, Massachusetts.

12:30 – A More Dangerous Enemy Encampment

Soldiers in the Continental Army had forces working against them that were even more frightening than the redcoats.  Matron Sarah Ray will explain the “cutting edge” medical practices of the day.

12:30, 3:00 – Dolley Madison: A Famous First Lady Speaks Founders Hall

Hear entertaining anecdotes from one of the most colorful and dynamic ladies to ever occupy the White House.

1:00, 3:30 – Meet Samuel Adams Assembly Room

This rabble-rousing Son of Liberty engages visitors with a discussion of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”



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