“The shot heard round the world:” The Coming of the Revolution, Colonial America to 1775 is Under Production
The first film in the “Pageant of America” series of the Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc. (“WHEF”) is now under production. It is the first of three film productions covering the American Revolution. At present, WHEF is collecting material for purposes of formulating a script for what is projected to be a fifty-six minute production. The film will examine the settlement and economic, social, and political development of the original thirteen colonies, with the purpose of bringing understanding to their separation from England. The film will take the viewer all the way to the opening guns at Lexington and Concord. Filming will be conducted in Boston, Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts; New York City; Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; New Bern, North Carolina; and along the Savannah River and the Georgia coast. Recreated scenes of the Stamp Act Congress, Patrick Henry’s famed oration in St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, and the opening engagements on Lexington Green and Concord Bridge, among many others, are being planned. WHEF is planning to examine the collections of the Museum of the American Revolution, the Historical Societies of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia, and the Society of the Cincinnati, as well as others, in search of portraiture, documents, letters, diaries, and painted scenes and prints that will bring the story to life. Stay tuned.