Founding Brothers Video Series
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 41
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, a History Channel video series, will be presented at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Historian Joseph Ellis, this series brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our country’s history. Each month, from May through August, a different volume in the four part series will be shown. In September, all four volumes will be shown in turn. A park ranger program on Charles Pinckney will precede each 50 minute video.
May, every Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Volume I looks at George Washington’s term as America’s first president when political crises threatened to dissolve the fragile young union.
June, every Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Volume II shows how the ideological conflict between Jefferson and Hamilton played out in the nation’s policies and spilled over into the press.
July, every Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Volume III deals with America’s first truly contested presidential election in 1796 when John Adams’ victory ended his long friendship with Thomas Jefferson. This volume reveals how Abigail Adams played a key role in Adams’ presidency.
August, every Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Volume IV covers Thomas Jefferson’s presidency, the infamous Hamilton-Burr duel, and the poignant reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson.
September encore schedule: Saturday, September 4, 2:00 p.m.: Volume I Saturday, September 11, 2:00 p.m.: Volume II Saturday, September 18, 2:00 p.m.: Volume III Saturday, September 25, 2:00 p.m.: Volume IV
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site commemorates a principal framer and signer of the United States Constitution. The park is situated on a 28-acre remnant of Snee Farm, Pinckney’s coastal plantation. The park is open daily from 9:00-5:00 except for New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Admission is free. For more information call (843) 881-5516.
Did You Know?
President George Washington stopped for breakfast at Snee Farm on his 1791 Southern Tour. Legend has it that Washington ate under an oak. Afterwords he proceeded to Charleston where he was met by Governor Charles Pinckney and other dignitaries. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC