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Posted on: November 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Actors Bring Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson to Life

The Hampton History Museum presents the living history event “An Evening with Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson” presented by Abigail Schumann and Bill Barker, of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as part of the Port Hampton Lecture Series on Monday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.

Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson experienced a long and complex relationship which varied over the decades depending on the state of Jefferson’s association with John Adams. Abigail stood shoulder to shoulder with the great American political figures of the Revolutionary era. While in Paris after the war, Abigail and Thomas exchanged gossip, political views and personal thoughts. When Thomas Jefferson and John Adams became bitter political enemies, she shared her husband’s distrust toward the Virginian. Many years later Jefferson and the Adam’s reconciled and wrote a series of letters explaining their actions and thoughts during this crucial time in the Nation’s history.

The program is free for Hampton History Museum Members and $3.00 for non-members. Admission includes entry to the “Toward Freedom: Hampton and the Contraband” Hampton History Galleries.

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