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War of 1812 and the Backcountry symposium: Dr. Gary Freeze and Salisbury’s local connection

Dr. Freeze’s ongoing local heritage project in Catawba County—fifty miles west of the college—is considered to be path-breaking in the compilation and writing of county history. He has written three books in the last decade, the last being Carolina Arcadia: … Continue reading

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War of 1812 in the Backcountry symposium – Howard Kittell of the Hermitage

Howard is the President & CEO of The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson in Nashville, TN. It is one of the oldest presidential museums in the United States, established in 1889. The Hermitage tells the story of Andrew Jackson’s rise … Continue reading

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Video of Don Hickey, nationally recognized as a leading scholar of the War of 1812

Don’s talk was entitled “What we Know Ain’t So: Myths of the War of 1812.”  We learned about ten overarching myths of the War of 1812 and he easily explained to us why these things we thought we knew aren’t … Continue reading

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Successful Salisbury Symposium on the War of 1812 in the Backcountry

The War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee held its last major event of the commemoration on April 4th at the Rowan Museum in Salisbury.  Approximately 80 participants learned about the role of Salisbury in recruiting and training men to fight at … Continue reading

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North Carolina Humanities Council awards a grant for upcoming symposium!

The War of 1812 Committee has partnered with the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society, the Daughters of the War of 1812, the Rowan County Museum, and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources to develop an informative symposium that … Continue reading

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Living history event this weekend: British Landing at Ocracoke!

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War of 1812 Pay Vouchers online!

War of 1812 Pay Vouchers are available online through the North Carolina State Archives!  For more information about accessing the online collection visit a recent blog post from the Archives here.

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North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Staff Members Receive National Award

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Staff Members Receive National Award for War of 1812 Commemoration Leadership On October 19, 2012, at a ceremony in Southport, North Carolina, the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 awarded its … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Exhibit opens at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.

The Museum of the Albemarle is pleased to present its newest exhibit, War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War.  On loan to us from the National Museum of the United States Navy, the display commemorates the 200-year anniversary of … Continue reading

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Fayetteville honors War of 1812 veterans at Cross Creek cemetery.

On September 22, 2012, state and local officials, non-profit groups, re-enactors, and the U.S. Army publically honored the service of War of 1812 veterans General Thomas Davis, Sergeant John Huske II, Lt. John Eccles, and Militiaman John Powers interred at … Continue reading

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