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Meet Gowan Pamphlet!
Each summer the Parson's Cause Foundation presents historic figures on consecutive Saturdays in June, July, and August. The presenters are dressed in period garb and speak to the audience who is seated inside the historic Hanover Courthouse. These presentations are given at 9:30 AM and repeated at 11:00 AM. There is no charge but donations are accepted as the foundation accepts no government funding whatsoever. I have set these Meetups for the 9:30 AM show, but if you prefer to sleep in on Saturdays, you can always attend the 11 AM option. Born into colonial American slavery, GOWAN PAMPHLET became an ordained Baptist minister and helped start a church for African Americans, today's First Baptist Church of Williamsburg. Presenter: James Ingram is a modern-day ordained Baptist minister who has performed as Pamphlet for many years at Colonial Williamsburg and elsewhere. Performances on July 21 (9:30 and 11:00 a.m.) For more information check out:

Historic Hanover Courthouse

7497 County Complex Rd · Hanover, VA

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This group is designed for those who are looking for creative, interesting, multi-dimensional and fun experiences which explore the meaning and importance of the past. We each have our distinct experiences and understandings of just what history means to us and, through the events we participate in, hope to grow those experiences and build on those understandings. We recognize that history is complicated, encompassing not only cultural and social conflicts and upheavals, but technological and political developments as well. Never an easy concept to fully explain, it is very broad in its depth and breadth. Because of that, we believe in respecting and recognizing those who have differing viewpoints, that it enrichens our discussions and experiences, and refines our own intellectual growth in understanding history. That is one of the rewards of doing so. But most of all, we want to have fun exploring widely varied aspects of history with our friends while learning about the great richness of our historical past!

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