Venue Change For Historical Marker Unveiling July 6

In 1799, Benjamin Williams who was born in the Brogden community in Johnston County became Governor of North Carolina.

The Johnston County Heritage Center has announced a change in venue for the Gov. Benjamin Williams historical marker unveiling scheduled for this Saturday, July 6th at 10:00AM.  Williams was born in 1799 in the Brogden community in Johnston County and later became Governor.

Due to weather forecast, the unveiling has been moved it indoors to the Fellowship Masonic Lodge at 913 S. Brightleaf Boulevard.

“We have another great program planned, with 18th century music and Revolutionary War living history by Camp Flintlock staff, as well as presentations by Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary of the NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources, and by Roy Timbs, interpreter from House-in-the-Horseshoe State Historic Site in Moore County, where Gov. Williams lived after he left Johnston County,” according to Todd Johnson, Executive Director of the Heritage Center.  “The Smith-Bryan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is co-sponsor of the event and will be providing refreshments. The public is invited.”