Davies, an eminent scholar, poet and spiritual leader, would also later be among Princeton University’s earliest founders and presidents. An integral part of Virginia’s rich historical heritage, Polegreen bears witness to current generations of America’s enduring principles and the successful struggle for civil and religious freedom.
The Historic Site and Foundation Resources: Today, the Historic Polegreen Church Foundation preserves and shares the power of this person and place - both nearly lost in the complexity of modern history but never more essential to present national and global struggles for religious freedom.
The historic site, with more than one hundred and ten acres of protected viewshed, offers visitors the opportunity to rest and reflect on the past and the present. At Polegreen, visitors gain a better understanding of the successful struggle for religious freedom, trace the Road to Revolution State Heritage Trail linking significant Patrick Henry sites, learn of Polegreen’s Civil War history that connects it to the surrounding Cold Harbor battlefields, and participate in public programs such as living histories and reenactments, a holiday illumination, teacher training, student field trips, educational forums, and community use. In 2010, we dedicated the Polegreen Visitor Center and Foundation Office. This building provides additional resources welcoming you to Polegreen and highlighting the remarkable story of Rev. Samuel Davies and the Hanover Dissenters.
We have learned at Polegreen that large numbers of visitors who come are unaware of the history of religious toleration, or lack of it, here in our own land. When we share with them what it was like in Colonial Virginia during Samuel Davies time, it usually is truly an eye-opener.
The great progress that has been made in enhancing the archeological site and the continuing development of our programs is not the work of just a few people. Since the beginning of our efforts in 1990 we have had the support of many persons, and for that we are grateful to many who read these words. Thank you for your help that we hope brings you much satisfaction.
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