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Jack Jouett Patriot Day will be June 18

The Jack Jouett House Historic Site will celebrate the 235th anniversary of Jack Jouett's ride to save American Independence with the dedication of a new marker on its grounds. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Jack Jouett House Historic site, rain or shine. After the ceremony, there will be refreshments and tours of the house for those interested. Admission is free. The ceremony will include the presentation of a new marker and flags to the Jack Jouett House Historic Site on behalf of The National Society of the Children of the American Colonists, and its 2015-2016 President, Reagan Zolman. The NSCAC national theme for 2015-16 is "Riding the Trail of Colonial History." The national project is to encourage members to learn more about early history and precisely, more about Jack Jouett after June 3-4, 1781, when Captain Jack Jouett Jr. rode 40 miles through the backwoods of Virginia to warn then-Gov. Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature meeting at Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville near Monticello, of the approach of 250 "Green Dragoons," the Tory Americans led by British Colonel Tarleton. "We're very excited about the upcoming ceremony to place the historical marker at the JJHHS during the 76th annual assembly of the National Society Children of the American Colonists in Lexington June 17-18," said Zolman. "This project has been the national president's project for this year 2015-2016. The object of the NSCAC is 'Patriotic, Educational, and Historical.' We feel this marker meets all the objects of NSCAC and that it will stand for years to come to educate the visitors to JJHHS about all the great accomplishments of patriot Captain Jack Jouett Jr. to the history of this area, Woodford County and the State of Kentucky." "Jack Jouett Patriot Day: Riding the Trail of Colonial History" is sponsored by the Woodford County Fiscal Court and the Woodford County Heritage Committee. It is presented in partnership with the National Society of the Children of the American Colonists, the Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is located six miles southwest of Versailles at 255 Craigs Creek Road, just off McCowan's Ferry Road. Free tours are available April through October on Mondays (10 a.m. to noon), Fridays (noon to 5 p.m.), Saturdays (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), and Sundays (1-5 p.m.), and by appointment throughout the year. For more information, call the Jack Jouett House at (859) 873-7902, email info@jouetthouse.org, or visit www.jouetthouse.org.

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