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SEP 2012

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2012 Sneak Peek Directory Subscribe Advertise Contact ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE TEXAS VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA INSIDER'S GUIDE By Sabe Fink Richmond, Virginia Add a touch of American history to your next event when you host your gathering in the historic Richmond region, where state-of-the-art offerings intertwines with histor- ical charm and vibrancy. "There is so much to see and do in Richmond," said Erin Bagnell of the Richmond Metropolitan CVB. "There are all the historic sites, including the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, the Museum of the Confederacy, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, just to name a few." Want to give your attendees a little inspiration? Have a Patrick Henry reenactor present the Founding Fatherʼs "Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!" speech. Henry made the speech in 1775 to the Virginia Convention at Richmondʼs St. Johnʼs Church, and is credited with having swung the balance in convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia troops to the Revo- lutionary War. Among the delegates at the convention were future U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Reportedly, those in attendance, upon hearing the speech, shouted, "give me liberty or give me death!" ■ www.con v entionsouth.com St. John's Church, in Richmond, presents historical reenactments of Patrick Henry's immortal "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech. SEPTEMBER 2012 ConventionSouth 33 Richmond CVB via Facebook

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