Social Distancing and Face Masks Required During Event
Beaufort History Museum to Host Book Signing July 25
Lincoln Scholar Jonathan Putnam Featured
Beaufort, SC – July 9, 2018 - Recognized Lincoln scholar Jonathan Putnam will be in the courtyard at the historic Arsenal on Craven Street on Tuesday, July 25, from 11 AM until 1 PM at a book signing presented by Beaufort History Museum. Putnam will offer a brief talk and reading at Noon. Light refreshments will be served following the talk.
Books from McIntosh (Beaufort Books) will be available for purchase and book signing. The event is free to the public and a complimentary ticket to the museum will be given for each book sold during this event.
A former trial lawyer and Lincoln scholar, Putnam continues to impress fans with his combination of mystery and history surrounding Abraham Lincoln in Final Resting Place, the third mystery in the author’s Lincoln & Speed Mystery series. The novel is inspired by real events and delves into a transitional period in Lincoln’s life.
The story begins in the summer of 1838 when Springfield is embroiled in a tumultuous, violent political season. All of Springfield’s elite has gathered at a grand party to celebrate the Fourth of July. Spirits are high until a prominent local politician is assassinated in the midst of fireworks.
When his political rival is arrested, young lawyer Lincoln and his best friend Joshua Speed are back on the case to investigate. It’s no ordinary trial, however, as Lincoln and Speed soon face unwelcome complications. Putnam will be available to answer questions and chat about Final Resting Place and other books he has written.
The book signing is one of many opportunities for community engagement, including lectures, exhibits, art retrospectives, children’s programs, and historic reenactments, many offered free of charge by the Museum as a service to visitors and local residents
Beaufort History Museum, located on the upper level of the Arsenal, has evolved to focus specifically on the history of the Beaufort District. It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling 500-year history of this area from the early 16th Century until modern times.
The Museum recently debuted an impressive and entirely renovated new Exhibit Hall. For more information, to explore volunteer opportunities or to join the Museum family visit www.beuforthistorymuseum.com The Museum’s hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Saturday.
Our mission is to preserve, promote and interpret the experiences of our past that influence us now and in the future.
The Beaufort History Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902