If you ever wondered what it was like to live in colonial revolutionary times, ‘1776’ is the movie for you.
History Buffs, students, teachers and movie lovers will enjoy viewing ‘1776’ at the Franklin Historical Museum.
The fun family night will benefit the Franklin Food Pantry. The price of admission is a canned good or non perishable food item.
In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and farmers in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single ‘nay’ vote will forever end the questions of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.
Come enjoy this informative film right before we start our annual 4th of July celebration week. The showing is at 5:00PM on Sunday June 29th and is appropriate for the whole family. Popcorn will be served.
Remember to bring a canned good for the Franklin Food Pantry.
|Franklin Historical Museum – 80 West Central St|
Additional info on the movie
IMDb listing = http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068156/
Wikipedia entry = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1776_(film)