Hear from Warren Bingham on his book,” George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour”. Bingham has been featured in notable print as well as broadcast media such as PBS. He will also be signing and selling his book. He grew-up in North Carolina and has lived most of his adult life in Raleigh. Though Bingham has had a career in financial and philanthropic services, he has long maintained a vigorous sideline as a writer and speaker on topics in history. In 2016, his book on Washington’s Southern Tour was published and he took a year to make over a hundred public and media appearances scattered from DC to Georgia.. During that book tour, Bingham spoke twice at Mount Vernon, appeared on C-SPAN, was interviewed by National Public Radio in Atlanta, appeared on Wilmington television news, and was featured on North Carolina BookWatch on PBS North Carolina.
The event will take place in the Courthouse on the BHA’s grounds and is FREE for all but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED due to limited space. All Beaufort Historic Site events are subject to change.
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This account of the first president’s trip to unite a young America “follows Washington’s travels day-by-day with detailed information about each stop” (Daily Herald).
Newly elected president George Washington set out to visit the new nation aware that he was the singular unifying figure in America. The journey’s finale was the Southern Tour, begun in March 1791. The long and arduous trek from the capital, Philadelphia, passed through seven states and the future Washington, DC. But the focus was on Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. The president kept a rigorous schedule, enduring rugged roads and hazardous water crossings. His highly anticipated arrival in each destination was a community celebration with countless teas, parades, dinners, and dances. Author Warren Bingham reveals the history and lore of the most beloved American president and his survey of the newly formed southern United States.