About the Program
Historian Jeff Broadwater talks about the life and public career of Founding Father George Mason. The author argues that because of George Mason's service to America in the eighteenth-century, he is remembered as the "Father of the Bill of Rights." During the event, Mr. Broadwater chronicles Mason's role in the Stamp Act Crisis, the American Revolution, and the drafting of Virginia's first state constitution. George Mason died on October 7, 1792. This event is hosted by the Gunston Hall Plantation in Mason Neck, Virginia.