close
close
Thomas Paine Society to Host Town Hall on the Declaration of Independence – Pasadena Weekendr

Thomas Paine Society to Host Town Hall on the Declaration of Independence – Pasadena Weekendr

Thomas Paine Society to Host Town Hall on the Declaration of Independence – Pasadena Weekendr

The Thomas Paine Society is set to host a town hall meeting exploring the Declaration of Independence and its profound impact on America and the world. The event, scheduled for Sunday, June 30 from 3 to 5 p.m., will be held at the historic Castle Green in Old Town Pasadena, located at 99 S. Raymond Ave.

“His words and actions truly represent the ideals we hold dear and are enshrined in the Declaration of Independence,” Alaine Lowell, the society’s executive director, said in a statement. “So he’s one of those people who should be held up as an example of moral character, trustworthy, honest … things like that.”

The society, founded in 1993 and based in Pasadena, aims to educate the public about Paine’s vital role in the American Revolution. Lowell noted that many people celebrate the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July without fully understanding its content or Paine’s influence.

“We’re going to go through it and enlighten people about how it was written, why it was written, and the details in it,” Lowell explained. The presentation will also highlight how Thomas Paine “was extremely important in the creation of that document.”

Paine played a crucial role in inspiring the American colonies to declare their independence. His pamphlet, Common Sense, published in 1776, was literally revolutionary in its time and had a profound impact on the American population, swaying public sentiment toward independence. The society considers Paine to be a “highly important figure” in American history.

The Town Hall will feature acclaimed actor Ian Ruskin as Thomas Paine. A remote speaker will discuss the often overlooked and misunderstood “Laws of Nature” referred to in the opening paragraph of the paper.

Lowell revealed that the presentation is based on research for an upcoming documentary about the Declaration of Independence and Paine. The society hopes to raise funds for this project through the event.

A $25 donation is suggested for admission to City Hall. For a previous event, $10 donations are encouraged for attendees. Proceeds will support the production of the documentary, which has been in development for about a year.

For more information about the Thomas Paine Society, visit www.thomaspainesociety.org or call Alaine Lowell at (626) 484-1848 or email [email protected].


Post Views: 33