May 11, 2013
“North Carolina and the War of 1812″
sponsored by the North Carolina Military Historical Society
The annual symposium and general membership meeting of the “North Carolina Military Historical Society” is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Raleigh, in the Long Leaf Pine Room of the North Carolina Museum of History. The symposium is free of charge to any who wish to attend, and no prior registration is required unless you wish to reserve a $5.00 sub-sandwich lunch. Meals will only be available for those who reserve one no later than Monday, May 1st by emailing the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling the Society President at (910) 897-7968. Meals will be payable at registration.
The theme of this year’s symposium is “North Carolina’s Role in the War of 1812.” The meeting will last from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and feature four outstanding speakers offering presentations on various aspects of our state’s participation in our “Second War for Independence.” Free parking is plentiful and adjacent to the museum.
Saturday, June 8th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
2nd Saturday: Jane Austen in June
Free garden admission; discounted admission to galleries and historic buildings
Jane Austen and her popular novels have become timeless classics over the past two centuries, including “Pride and Prejudice” – celebrating its 200th anniversary this year! Join Tryon Palace, the Jane Austen Society of North America’s North Carolina regional group, and the Regency Assembly of North Carolina as we celebrate Jane Austen, her great work, and explore what life was like for eastern North Carolinians at the time of Austen’s novels. The day will include special “All about Tea” tours, regency era dance classes, a special guest speaker, historic craft activities and games, and regency era tours of the Stanly House. Free activities include free garden admission and regency era games and crafts in the Stanly House gardens. For more details on individual activities, visit: http://www.tryonpalace.org/calendar
2nd Saturdays 2013, sponsored by the NC Department of Cultural Resources, combine arts, heritage and fun on June 08, July 13, and August 10.
Saturday, August 31, 4:00 p.m.
Tryon Palace South Lawn
$6 per adult, $3 per student; included with regular admission
On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution. Watch the drama unfold before your eyes in a gripping reenactment of this fateful day. Come early and enjoy the gardens before a special performance by Tryon Palace’s Fife and Drum Corps starts off the event at 4:00 p.m. In the event of rain, performances will be moved into the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall.
October 5-6. 2013
War of 1812 Living History Weekend
Fort Macon State Park
Fort Macon State Park plays host to a weekend of events to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812. On Saturday and Sunday, historical reenactors will show what life was like at Fort Hampton and in North Carolina during the war. Living history demonstrations and displays include musket firings, a swivel gun, and medical technology of the time period.
Fort Macon State Park
2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, N.C. 28512
DIVISION OF STATE HISTORIC SITES AND PROPERTIES
WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
October 9-Lecture: “The Iredell Family and the War of 1812,” including displays, Historic Edenton
“Fayetteville and Cumberland County in the War of 1812″
Dates: May 1, 2012 – January 31, 2015
Times: Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, visitors are invited to experience “Fayetteville and Cumberland County in the War of 1812.” This exhibit highlights the military, political, and social history of the era. National events such as the inspiration for our National Anthem, the burning of the White House, and Battle of New Orleans will set the stage for events affecting North Carolina. Learn about the state’s defensive measures and the British invasion along our coast. Explore the weapons and tactics of Napoleonic warfare and gain a greater understanding of the war’s impact on the home front in Fayetteville and the surrounding area.
For additional information please call the museum at (910) 433-1457, 433-1458, or 433-1944 or visit their website.