Events

A hearty welcome to all who yearn to learn and participate in the 1812 Commemoration!

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                 March 29th 2014

Gen/ Dr Calvin Jones Home

Grand Militia Muster & Ball

Dr. Calvin Jones House & Museum, 414 N.Main St , Wake Forest N.C.

10:00 am  – 4:30 pm       Militia Demonstrations

6:30 – 10:30         Ball

See militia musters, living historians in period uniforms!  For more information, visit the Calvin Jones House website: http://wakeforestmuseum.org/2013/07/23/calvin-jones/ 

 April 4, 2014

Rowan County Museum, Salisbury

“The War of 1812 and the Backcountry”

The program will feature nationally recognized speakers, including Donald Hickey of Wayne State College, discussing “What We Know that Ain’t So: Myths of the War of 1812.” Additional speakers are Howard Kittell, the superintendent of the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s home in Nashville, and local scholars who will share the local story of the War of 1812 and the formation of the local militia.


DIVISION OF STATE HISTORIC SITES AND PROPERTIES
WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

2014

October 9-Lecture: “The Iredell Family and the War of 1812,” including displays, Historic Edenton


Ongoing Exhibits

“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.

Location: Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

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.

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