Friends of John Jay Homestead present their 2023 Lecture Series: Revolutions, beginning with Stacy Schiff on her book The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams. Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7:00pm at Bedford Playhouse. Samuel Adams burned his letters and left no memoir, but was in his day proclaimed as the “chief incendiary” of the Revolution, the “prime mover,” the “patriarch of liberty,” and the target of the British troops – for arrest, or even assassination – whom Paul Revere was riding to warn on April 18, 1775. Schiff is renowned as a formidable researcher and biographer of extraordinary people, including Cleopatra, Benjamin Franklin, the Witches of Salem, Saint-Exupery, and Vera Nabokov (Pulitzer 2000). All lectures this year will be held at Bedford Playhouse while the Ballroom at John Jay Homestead is undergoing renovation. A Zoom option is available for those unable to attend in person. All tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.