• By Walkertown Branch Library
  • Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Taverns in Early America

Taverns in Early America: More Than Just a Place to Get the Spirit. Public lecture presented by historians Mike Marshall and Jerry Taylor. Sponsored by the Walkertown Area Historical Society. Tuesday, January 20, 6:30 pm at the Walkertown Branch library.

While early American taverns are generally remembered for the spirited drinks they served, they played a vital role in the social life of the surrounding community. They offerred a place for local citizens to meet and catch up on the latest news, gossip, and politics. Some also provided post services and acted as stage stops where travelers could eat, rest, and tend to tired horses.

Kernersville natives Mike Marshall and Jerry Taylor will give an illustrated presentation that will focus on taverns which served the central Piedmont in the 18th and early 19th centuries, with emphasis on Dobson’s Tavern in Kernersville visited by President George Washington in 1791.

Both men have an avid interest in genealogy and history. Their research has been featured in several newspaper and magazine articles. They have authored three local history books, Wicked Kernersville: Rogues, Robbers, Ruffians, and Rumrunners, Remembering Kernersville, and Kernersville: True Tales of Murder, Mayhem and Mystery.

Tuesday, January 20th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Walkertown Branch Library

Call 336-703-2990 for more info.

Click here for driving directions.

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