Come out to celebrate General Nathanael Greene’s 272nd birthday on Saturday, August 9.

The party will recognize the birthday of Washington’s most trusted Major General in the American Revolutionary War, for whom the city of Greensboro was named.



The party is free and open to the public and attendees get to meet the General, join in singing him happy birthday, and help him eat his birthday cake! Also enjoy children’s colonial games, the Carolina Colonial Dancers, a visit with reenactors in their camp and music from the Guilford Fife and Drum Corps.


General Nathanael Greene’s birthday party will kick off at 10 a.m. near his statue at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park at 2332 New Garden Road in Greensboro.

Visit http://guilfordbattlegroundcompany.org/ for additional information.

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Community involvement and various volunteers are needed to aid historic National Parks in living history programs, events, manning the desk, and other tasks. As part of our community, and more importantly our history, National Parks such as the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park should be tended to, to keep our history alive and well for future generations. As a common good (i.e. can be enjoyed and utilized by the people in the community), Guilford is the responsibility of everyone in the community, especially of those who use the Park for recreation, education, and its other purposes. The Park must be able to serve as more than a recreational site for visitors, it must be able to convey the history of the place, of our War of Independence, and of the time period it depicts. Volunteers from the community are needed alongside the employees of the Park to bring this history alive through programs, living history trades, and many other efforts for the rest of the community.Blacksmithy Clean up Volunteers
That is exactly what a student from Salem College is hoping to head up at GCHNMP Hoskins Farm area for her organizing/advocacy service-learning project. Focusing on the blacksmith shop located there, she hopes to revitalize the shop with some simple fixes. The first task will be cleaning out leaves, debris, trash, dirt, critter nests, and some preliminary organization. The next steps involve assessing items, in terms of use and for the correct time period, to see what needs to be replaced and what needs to be removed. Organization of tools, metals, coal, and other items will happen as well. If modern-day items and tools are needed in the forge, they will be properly concealed from the public viewing, to offer the complete 18th century atmosphere. Other larger items in the shop will be updated to a better working state. Willing volunteers (ranging in preteens, teens, and adults) who are interested in the blacksmith trade are being rallied to help and also be informed of the importance of their involvement in their local National Park. These will be the tasks to finish out the semester. The hope is that the blacksmith shop will be ready to be used for volunteers to learn the trade of 18th century blacksmithing, but also as a future trade program for visitors at Guilford.

April 26th is the last day during the semester this project is being undertaken.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact:  kaleigh.workman@salem.edu

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

to host lecture on French & Indian War April 12, 2014

“North Carolina and the French and Indian War, 1754-1763″

Presented by Dr. John Maass, Historian, US Army Center of Military History

Though most of the events in the French and Indian War took place hundreds of miles away, North Carolina was not exempt from its impact. As the European forces of France, Spain, Great Britain and their American Indian allies brought war to the New World, the colony mobilized troops, raised money, built forts and participated in several arduous military campaigns. The war had a huge influence on the colony, including a dramatic conflict between the colonial Governor Arthur Dobbs and the colonial legislature over how many troops to raise and how it would be funded. This led to an increasing sense of independence from Britain that would continue to build after the war was over.

 The lecture is sponsored in partnership by the National Park Service, The Greensboro Historical Museum and The Guilford Battleground Company.. The lecture will begin at 7:30 PM in the visitor center theater of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, located at 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.

The lecture is free to the public, but reservations are required. 

Call (336) 288-1776 to reserve a seat.

Due to the impending inclement weather the reenactment scheduled for 2:00 pm today at Country Park has been canceled. For activities of the day at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park please call 288-1776 to check on the staats of those eveents.


The 233rd Anniversary Observance  of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse fought on March 15, 1781 will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Click here for the full schedule of events and locations fot the two days of celebration..

This is a great opportunity to learn more about our nation’s struggle for independence, the significance of this particular battle  and about colonial life in the 1700s. Come early and enjoy a full day of  educational and enjoyable events.

Parking is available at the Colonial Heritage Center and in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The closest parking for the reenactments in Country Park is off of the entrance to Country Park from Pisgah Church Rd. At the north end of this entrance (Jaycee Park), vans will be available to transport those needing mobility assistance  to the reenactment site. Click here for a map of the parks and parking areas.

The Annual Lecture  series held in conjunction with  the Anniversary Observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse will be presented on Thursday  and Friday, March 13th and 14th.

Historian and author Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Professor of History at the University of Virginia , will present”The Men Who Lost America, British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire” on Thursday.MenWhoLostAmerica resized

Historian and author Don N. Hagist will present “British Soldiers, American War” Friday evening.

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The purpose of the Lecture Series is to serve the educational and general interests  of the community through the knowledge and insights of distinguished historians speaking on topics of Revolutionary War history.

All lectures begin promptly at 7 PM in the theater of the Park Visitor  Center at 2332 New Garden Rd. Seating is limited.  Reservations are required. Call 336.288.1776 for information and to register for each night’s lecture. Lectures are free to the public

The National Park Service is able to provide this lecture series through a generous donation from the Guilford Battleground Company. Other 233rd Observance events are planned for Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, 2014. Visit www.nps.gov/guco for details.

The reenactment of this pivotal battle of the American Revolution will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16 in Country Park, Greensboro, NC. A full schedule of all the events planned for the weekend should be available on this website by the middle of February, so please check back at that time.

For those wishing to register as reenactment units or  sutlers please go to www.battleofguilfordcourthouse.org

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