John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were two of the most significant individuals in the formation of the USA.
They were instrumental in the authoring the Declaration of Independence and were vital to the drafting of the American Constitution. Both Adams and Jefferson were vehemently passionate about democracy and their visit to Worcester was no coincidence. They came to Worcester as a pilgrimage to see the hallowed ground where the Devine Right of Kings had been ended; the pair were desperately disappointed with what they found. When they arrived in Worcester the two future Presidents expected the people of the city to be equally as passionate about the fascinating heritage. Instead Adams and Jefferson found them to be '...ignorant and careless...', unaware of the truly monumental nature of the city's place on the international stage.
We take our lead from John Adams, who spoke and later wrote the words above in his journal.
Artistic impression of the proposed statue on top of Fort Royal Hill.
In 2018 we launched a campaign to commemorate the visit of the two Presidents to Worcester by creating a lasting monument on top of Fort Royal Hill, sculpted by the world renowned artist, Kenneth Potts.
We have the design.
We have the planning permission.
We have the sculptor standing by.
We now need your help to make this project a reality. Please donate to the campaign and help protect Worcester's World Heritage.
The total cost of the project will be
As of September 2020 we are 64% there!
Donations can be made securely online by clicking the link below.
You can make a one-off donation or you can opt to make a regular monthly donation. It couldn't be easier to help us protect our heritage for future generations and as the Battle of Worcester is a charity your donation comes with all the relevant tax benefits associated with charitable giving.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson