Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden to host “Breakfast with Washington” on June 2


To commemorate the 225th anniversary of President Washington’s stop in Kernersville at Dobson’s Tavern for breakfast, the Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden will host “Breakfast with Washington” on June 2nd at 7:30 am.

On June 2nd 1791, President George Washington stopped at Dobson’s Tavern in Kernersville for breakfast.  He left Old Salem at 4 am and reached Kernersville at approximately 8 am.   His visit to North Carolina was included in his tour of the southern states in the spring and summer of 1791, part of his plan to visit every state in the union during his term in office. We know about his visit to Kernersville from an entry in his personal diary for June 2, 1791. Washington’s party was traveling from Old Salem, where he had spent several days, to Guilford County, where he was to visit the site of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, a major battle in the Revolutionary War.

In honor of Washington’s devotion to plants and sustainable agricultural practices, the breakfast program will feature Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, as guest speaker.  Dean is responsible for applying the latest plant science and management techniques to horticulture in the historic setting of Washington’s Mt Vernon.

Tuesday June 2nd   7:30 – 8:45 am
Breakfast  7:30 – 8:00  Speaker 8:00 – 8:45
Tickets $20 in advance   $25 at the door
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
225 South Main Street
Kernersville, NC  27284

- a press release

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