Date(s) - 09/22/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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As the colonies struggle for freedom, the American Revolution is in the hands of a brave and resourceful teenage girl. At 16, Susanna Bolling is like America in rebellion; she craves independence. While her brothers are off fighting for the Patriots, she longs to do more than tedious household chores and attend spinning bees in sleepy City Point, Virginia. When British General Cornwallis invades her family’s Bollingbrook Plantation, she overhears his secret plan to defeat the Patriots and kidnap American ally, Lafayette. She sneaks out of her house, crosses the Appomattox, and rides into the darkness to warn Lafayette.
This little-known true story is best told at the oldest house in Arlington County, the Ball-Sellers House, a house that stood during that time and whose daughters would have been inspired by this young girl’s courage.
Bring your family and a blanket and relax on the lawn with period beverages and sweet treats. The Ball-Sellers House will be open for tours after the presentation. Books will be available to purchase and the author will be happy to sign them.
This event is free and will be held rain or shine.*
*In the event of rain, this event will be held in the historic Carlin Hall, 5711 4th St S, Arlington, VA 22204