Meet John Adams

The Medway Historical Society presents “Meet John Adams”

Join us – Saturday, September 23rd
4 pm – 5 pm

This event will be held at the historic
Village Church
170 Village Street, Medway, MA

Admission Free

A brief history of the Village Church will be provided after the John Adams presentation. “Medway” items will be available for sale from 3 pm to 6 pm such as books by local authors, magnets, and maps.

George Baker/John Adams Biography
Since 2008, George Baker has portrayed the character of President John Adams in a one-man show throughout the country at national conventions and venues like Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Kansas, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Missouri, the New York Historical Society and was featured as John Adams on National Public Radio’s weekend program, Studio 360. A graduate of Columbia College ’69 and Columbia Law School ’73, George practices law in Connecticut when not on the road as John Adams.

John Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1735 and practiced law in Boston where he represented twelve British soldiers charged with murder in the Boston Massacre of March 1770, a case which is the first recorded instance in Colonial America that the judge instructed the jury that they cannot convict unless they are convinced of the defendants’ guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.” In 1774 he was chosen to be one of the five delegates from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. In 1776, he was the Congress’ most strenuous advocate for American independence from Great Britain. Later he served as ambassador from the Continental Congress to Paris, Holland and London and was Vice President in the administration of President George Washington. In 1796, he was elected the second President of the United States.

Dressed in the clothes Adams wore as President 1797-1801, George as John Adams talks about life with his wife Abigail and his views of history and society in a humorous and inspiring performance entitled “Meet John Adams – A Lively and Revolutionary Conversation with America’s Second President”

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medway Cultural Council , a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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