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Lecture on Bacon’s Rebellion

April 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

James Rice

Dr. James Rice will present on Bacon’s Rebellion April 15th, 2017

On Saturday, April 15th 2017 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Tufts University professor Dr. James Rice will present on Bacon’s Rebellion and his book, Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America. This under-told story of Virginia’s first major rebellion has a rich and complicated history with long-reaching implications for modern society.

In 1676, Nathaniel Bacon led a rebellion against royalist forces under Royal Governor Sir William Berkely. After years of frustrating policies, taxes, practices, perceptions, and circumstances, Bacon’s Rebellion resonated well with his allies. The composition of the rebel forces made this rebellion the last of its kind to be seen in Virginia as African, European, and Native Americans allied together to fight against the establishment.


Nathaniel Bacon

Depiction of Nathaniel Bacon, who led the rebellion.

Tickets and More Information

Tickets to this event are $15 per person, with a max capacity of 40 people. Upon reaching 25 registrants we will begin compiling a waiting list, in the event that more space becomes available. Tickets can be purchased on this page, or by calling  757-357-3367. For more information email contact@stlukesmuseum.org, or call 757-357-3367


April 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem
14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States