Thursday, October 20, 2016

"John Adams: The Overlooked Founding Father" to be presented at SRAC Tuesday, November 1st

John Adams: The Overlooked Founding Father

“John Adams: The Overlooked Founding Father” will be presented by Michael Sisto at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday November 1st from 6:30-7:30pm.

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence" — John Adams

When someone mentions the term “Founding Fathers”, some notable names come to mind: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Alexander Hamilton. We think of these people because this is what we have been taught, these are the “heroes” of the American Revolution. However, there is a KEY member of the “Founding Fathers” that is usually over looked. There are no memorials on the National Mall for him, he is not on our currency, and although there are many stories about him, they are not mentioned in school, except in higher education; this man is John Adams.

Michael Sisto is a SRAC Board Member and has recently secured a position with the Roberson Museum and Science Center.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Mansfield University and earned his Master of Arts in Museum Studies from John’s Hopkins University.  Michael’s focus is presidential history, specializing in the founding fathers and Abraham Lincoln.

Museum opens at 6pm with admission donations of $4 for SRAC members and $5 for general public accepted at the door.

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