Lecture and Book Signing with Richard Thomas
Saturday June 8 @ 11:30
Backwater Frontier: Beaufort County, South Carolina at the Forefront of American History
In this wholly original perspective on the history of a relatively isolated region of Southeastern coastline, Richard Thomas focuses on singular stories of leadership in various contexts to track and reveal a remarkable pattern of leading-edge developments which solely directed or heavily influenced the subsequent course of history across the entire American landscape.
The stories and their unmistakable implications, little-known historical highlights which chronicle 450 years of groundbreaking initiative, emanated from a concentrated and remote pocket of American wilderness. Comprehending these stories leaves the reader with no doubt as to the extraordinary and pivotal role Beaufort County, South Carolina has played in the evolution of the American character and culture. An unparalleled crucible of formative history, the area’s still largely unspoiled veneer is a lasting monument to the foresight and perseverance of dauntless pioneers who converted opportunity to accomplishment, often in hostile and uncertain circumstances.
Richard Thomas is a former global executive and CEO of consulting and healthcare concerns. He is a history scholar whose work since 2001 has included delivering presentations and leading tours for corporate executives to many notable historic sites in the U.S. and Europe. An expert in Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership with regard to strategic change management, he is a graduate of Princeton University in East Asian Studies and did graduate field work in Cultural Anthropology with Thammasat University and the Siam Society in Thailand.
Admission: Programs at the Santa Elena History Center are offered at no charge to Annual Passholders. Others in attendance are asked to make a donation of their choice.
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