View of the exhibit "A Delicious Country" at the CIty of Raleigh Museum
January 2020
7:00PM – 8:30PM

An Evening With Scott Huler, Author of A Delicious Country

Add to Calendar 2020-01-23 19:00:00 2020-01-23 20:30:00 An Evening With Scott Huler, Author of A Delicious Country 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-2220 America/New_York public

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded A New Voyage to Carolina in 1709, one of the most significant early American travel narratives, rich with observations about the region's environment and Indigenous people. Lawson is little remembered, even in the Carolinas he documented. In 2014, Scott Huler made a surprising decision: to leave home and family for his own journey by foot and canoe, faithfully retracing Lawson's route through the Carolinas.

Join us at the City of Raleigh Museum as Huler reveals the chronicle of that unlikely voyage, revealing what it's like to rediscover your own home. What he finds are surprising parallels between Lawson's time and our own, with the locals and their world poised along a knife-edge of change between a past they can't forget and a future they can’t quite envision. The event is free and there is no registration required.





City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Event Type:
Festivals and Special Events