John Jay Homestead Lecture Series: The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
February 7, 2023
Reception at 6:30pm (30 min.), Lecture at 7pm (90 min.)
Tickets: $25, All Seats General Admission
Friends of John Jay Homestead presents Pulitzer Prize Winner Stacy Schiff in conversation on her new book. Samuel Adams burned his letters and left no memoir, but was in his day proclaimed as the “chief incendiary” of the Revolution, the “prime mover,” the “patriarch of liberty,” and the target of the British troops – for arrest, or even assassination – whom Paul Revere was riding to warn on April 18, 1775. Schiff is renowned as a formidable researcher and biographer of extraordinary people, including Cleopatra, Benjamin Franklin, the Witches of Salem, Saint-Exupery, and Vera Nabokov (Pulitzer 2000).
Reception and check in begin at 6:30pm, lecture at 7:00pm, and book signing to follow.