On March 23, 2011 the Nathanael Greene Library at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park opened its doors to the public. The focus of the Library’s collection is the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. The Nathanael Greene Library is one of only two libraries in the United States concentrating on the Southern Campaign that is open to the public. The collection includes items like the newly published Cornwallis Papers (donated by the N.C. Society of the Cincinnati) and the 13-volume Nathanael Greene Papers. The library is housed in the former park superintendent’s house. An extensive renovation of the house to prepare it for a library and research center was recently completed.
Persons interested in donating relevant books or materials to the collection should contact John Durham, Park Historian or Nancy Stewart.
Presently the library is open by appointment only. Plans are underway to begin regular hours of operation this spring (see related article on volunteering). Appointments can be made by contacting Nancy Stewart at the park’s Visitor Center (336-288-1776).
To view a brief video of the opening follow the link below.