Presented by Chesterfield Historical Society & Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation

When British General Cornwallis invades her family’s Bollingbrook Plantation in City Point, Susanna Bolling overhears his nefarious plan to capture General Lafayette at the Half Way House. Risking it all, she sneaks out of her house through a secret tunnel, crosses the Appomattox River, and rides into the darkness to warn Lafayette. But, can she find him and make it back before sunrise? Learn more about this fascinating story when author Libby McNamee gives details on her book, Susanna’s Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War. McNamee’s presentation is geared towards families.

The author (who is also a lawyer and the mom of a Chesterfield County middle schooler) loves history, frequently exploring Virginia’s many historical sites. When a Bolling descendant told the speaker the true story of Susanna Bolling from Hopewell and her heroism during the Revolutionary War, McNamee was determined to share it with the world. Don’t miss this intriguing presentation!