“Lower Cape Fear in the War of 1812 Symposium & Living History”
Date: October 20, 2012
Time: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Event: “Lower Cape Fear in the War of 1812”
Location(s):Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn & Community Center, Southport, NC
Event Description: State and Local scholars will present information aboutNorth Carolina’s lowerCapeFear region in the War of 1812. The content is relevant to academics, historians, archaeologists, re-enactors, genealogists and the general public. The five seminars are:FortJohnston in the War of 1812, Jim McKee; North Carolina Gunboats,Jim Greathouse; Home Front/Uniforms & Clothing; Captain Johnston Blakely, Andrew Duppstadt; N.C. Soldiers in the War of 1812, Jeff Bockert. All seminars will take place at theSouthportCommunity Center.
In addition, living history demonstrations will take place throughout the day on the grounds of historicFortJohnston. Historical interpreters will represent American soldiers and sailors, British soldiers, civilians and perform musket demonstrations, camp life, children’s games, camp crafts and more!
The event is sponsored by the NC War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee, NC Division of State Historic Sites, the City of Southport and the Lower Cape Fear in the War of 1812 Committee.
Cost: Fees for symposium (pre-registration required), living history is free
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