July 13, 2013
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bath State Historic Site
War of 1812 Living History. This event will commemorate the British invasion of Ocracoke in July 1813. Featured will be living history interpreters representing both British and American forces as well as civilians of the time. Other activities include weapons and drill demonstrations, uniform and equipment talks, and camp life. The event is co-sponsored by the NC War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee. Free!
2nd Saturdays 2013, sponsored by the NC Department of Cultural Resources, combine arts, heritage and fun on 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.