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Mount Vernon welcomes author Warren Bingham to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016.


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Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

Watch this book talk live on the Library's Facebook page on August 30 at 7 p.m. EST. 

About the Book

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, D.C. 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. 


About the Author  

Warren L. Bingham is a writer, speaker and broadcaster with a deep interest in Southern history and lore. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, Bingham lives in North Carolina with his wife Laura and a couple of hounds.




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