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The Revolutionary Samuel Adams

In-Person and Online Program

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0312
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$20 - In Person - Member
$20 - Online - Member
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$25 - Online - Nonmember
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Materials for this program

  1. In-Person Program Procedures
  2. Online Program Procedures

Registration Advisory: This program has multiple ticket options depending on your choice to attend in person at the S. Dillon Ripley Center or as an online program using Zoom. Before you register, please refer to our in-person vs. online program procedural documentation to learn about our current terms and conditions.

Thomas Jefferson once asserted that "for depth of purpose, zeal, and sagacity, no man in Congress exceeded, if any equaled, Sam Adams." John Adams called him "the most elegant writer, the most sagacious politician, and celebrated patriot perhaps of all." But in spite of his celebrated status among America's Founding Fathers as a revolutionary leader, Samuel Adams' life and achievements have been largely overshadowed in the history books.

In a spirited conversation, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff examines this often-overlooked founder, following his transformation from the listless, failing son of a wealthy family into the tireless, silver-tongued revolutionary who rallied the likes of John Hancock and John Adams behind him.

Schiff’s book, The Revolutionary Samuel Adams (Little, Brown and Company), is available for purchase.

Book Sale Information

  • Purchase your copy of The Revolutionary Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff here.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page.
  • For In-Person Program Patrons: The featured book will be available to purchase at the program.

General Information

Registration for this program will end by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 1.

In-person Ticket Holders: Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
Online Ticket Holders: Zoom