During the Revolutionary War in 1781, young Jack Jouett rode 40 miles to warn Thomas Jefferson of the British Army's intention to capture Jefferson and the Virginia Assembly. Jouett's ride has been described as one of the most important, and most colorful, of the revolution, for if Jefferson had been captured, the revolution could have failed.
On Oct. 15 and 16, this scene and others will be re-enacted by actors during a ghost walk at the Jack Jouett House on Craig's Creek Road in Versailles.
The Jouett family has had many notable American military heroes in addition to Jack. His son, Matthew, a famous painter, was a captain in the War of 1812. Matthew's son, James, was a rear admiral in the Navy and served in the Spanish-American War and Civil War. There have been three USS Jouett ships named after him.
Registration for the ghost walk is required. Call (859) 873-7902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.