2022 Conference – Wednesday Afternoon Historic Bethania Walking Tour
Stroll the first planned Moravian settlement in North Carolina. Historic Bethania exists as the only remaining independent, continuously active Moravian village in the southern United States, and is the only known existing Germanic-type Linear Agricultural village in the South. The 500-acre Bethania National Historic Landmark district is the largest National Historic Landmark District in Forsyth County. Bethania and its 18th and 19th century properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mike Leonard, President of the Bethania Historical Association, recipient of the North Carolina Award for Public Service in 2010 for his land conservation and historic preservation work, and the recipient of PNC’s highest award, the Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award, in 2015, will lead the tour and describe and point out the extensive remnants of the town plan that was surveyed and laid out in the early 1760s.
This tour is limited to 20 people maximum.