American Village West, patterned after the current American Village in Montevallo, Alabama, will serve to educate the public about American history, government, and their responsibility to be involved citizens. The immersive nature of the American Village will especially benefit youth, instilling in them a reverence for the sacrifices of those who have gone before and igniting a fire of patriotism to carry with them into the future.
The American Village West is patterned after the American Village in Montevallo, Alabama. American Village West will serve as an educational foundation whose mission is to restore and revive the principles of liberty and self-government by engaging and inspiring youth, citizens, and leaders through our educational programs. The forty-acre campus will emphasize the foundational history of the United States of America in the form of life-size, functional replicas of historical buildings; reenactments of pivotal Revolutionary events; actors portraying our Revolution era individuals; and more.
The American Village West will provide interactive-based learning experiences for the youth relevant to significant moments in American history and government. This will provide the youth with a real-life opportunity to walk into the past and celebrate these moments that made America a country for the people, by the people, and of the people.
The American Village West will feature several monuments, artifacts, and exhibits that honor those in every generation who have served and sacrificed for liberty. We honor and thank them for their sacrifice and observe the timeless lesson that freedom is not free.
The need for recognition of the constitutional foundations of our self-government and freedom has never been greater.
The American Village West plans to include in its educational platform public programs with a compelling focus on America’s great Charters of Freedom:
America’s Charters of Freedom represent what Thomas Jefferson called “the creed of our political faith; the text of civic instruction.”
These historic documents are based on our nation’s fundamental principles that “secure the blessings of liberty” for generations to come.
George Washington declared that the destiny of the republican model of government is staked in the hands of the American people.
The American experiment has been tested throughout its history. Each generation provides new challenges and opportunities to sustain or destroy a system of liberty and self-government. In order for our republic to uphold the test of modern times, we must be good stewards of the liberty that our Founding generation secured for us.
Through education and inspiration, the American Village West encourages citizens and leaders to be good stewards of our liberty.
When the Framers of the Constitution adjourned the convention and left the Pennsylvania Statehouse on September 17, 1787, they had no assurance that their work would succeed. The Framers had done their work. Now their work was in the hands of the American people.
George Washington, father of our country, said:
“Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. – The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism . . . ”
In a time of unprecedented division and infighting, there has never been a more perilous time for freedom and our nation’s republic.
Let us be the “we” in “We the people” and unite to fulfill the highest office in America: that of citizen.
Orcutt Winslow, an architectural firm working from Phoenix, Arizona, is coordinating the design efforts for the American Village in the West. Utah-based Westland Construction will bring the plans to life. The Village will be adjacent to the future campus of United We Pledge’s founding sponsor Balance of Nature, which uses the same architectural and construction companies. The Balance of Nature campus is designed to seamlessly continue the educational experience and promote the love of liberty and patriotism.