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Charles Thomson: The Man Who Told The Truth: A BBC(Northern Ireland) documentary
August 20 @ 7:00 pmPWYW
Join the Augusta County Historical Society for the captivating story of one of America’s forgotten founding fathers, Ulster Scotsman Charles Thomson, with the screening of the BBC (Northern Ireland) documentary The Man Who Told The Truth. The movie tells the saga of Thomson and his role in American politics, the Revolutionary War, and the formation of the United States.
Following the hour-long documentary, local historian Nancy Sorrells and Dr. Patrick Spero, the Director of the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia, will each give short presentations expanding upon their roles in the documentary and what they know of the Thomson story.
The sixty-minute documentary contains many connections to Virginia and Augusta County, where three of Thomson’s brothers came to live and where Thomson owned land.