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Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 41
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
The next volume of Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, a four part History Channel video series, will be presented at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site during the month of June. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Historian Joseph Ellis, this series brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our country’s history. A park ranger program on Charles Pinckney will precede each 50 minute video. For the premiere of Volume II, a uniformed soldier of the Continental Army and his wife will be on site from 2:00-3:30 on June 5.
2:00 p.m. every Saturday in June:
The federal government moved from New York to Philadelphia in 1790, but the decade spent in the City of Brotherly Love was dominated by the fierce debate between President Washington’s two most trusted aides – Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. This volume shows how the ideological conflict between Jefferson and Hamilton played out in the nation’s policies and spilled over into the press. It so wore down Washington that he planned to retire after his first term, but Hamilton and Jefferson both urged him to stay on, recognizing that only he had the strength and wisdom to hold the union together. Four years later, when the time was right for his departure, Washington’s farewell address challenged all Americans to live up to the promise of the Revolution.
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site commemorates a principal framer and signer of the United States Constitution. The park is situated on a 28-acre remnant of Snee Farm, Pinckney’s coastal plantation, located at 1254 Long Point Road in Mt. Pleasant. The park is open daily from 9:00-5:00 except for New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Admission is free. For more information call (843) 881-5516.