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GUILFORD BATTLE ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCE

 

(Greensboro, NC)   Over 300 Revolutionary War reenactors from across the country will muster in Greensboro on March 12th & 13th, 2016 to commemorate the 235th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, The Colonial Heritage Center, and Greensboro Country Park.  Scheduled events take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

 

At 10:00 AM on Saturday, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park will honor those who fought on these grounds in a ceremony at the Nathanael Greene Monument. The program will feature Revolutionary War music performed by the Guilford Courthouse Fife & Drum Corps, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a volley of flintlock musket fire.  Other weekend events include a variety of interpretive programs demonstrating military life, colonial life-ways, 18th century dancing, musical performances, firearms demonstrations, and guided walks of the battlefield. There will also be a dedication to the new Crown Forces Monument at 11:00 AM on Sunday. All three parks will have military encampments.

 

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse will be reenacted at 2:00 PM in Country Park both Saturday and Sunday. Parking for the reenactment is available at Jaycee Park located at 3899 Jaycee Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455.

 

All activities are free to the public.  Visit http://www.nps.gov/guco for a complete schedule of events.

 

 

The Lecture Series is presented each year in conjunction with the anniversary observance of the battle fought on March 15,1781. This year’s series will be offered on four nights, Tuesday, March 8 through Friday, March 11 at 7:00 pm in in the Park Visitor Center auditorium. The Lecture Series is sponsored by the National Park Service and the Guilford Battleground Company. Lectures are free to attend, but reservations are required and may be made by calling 336.288.1776

For details about each speaker visit: http://www.nps.gov/guco/planyourvisit/lecture-series-2016.htm

 

Over 300 Revolutionary War reenactors from across the country will muster in Greensboro on March 12th & 13th, 2016 to commemorate the 235th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, The Colonial Heritage Center, and Greensboro Country Park. Scheduled events take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
At 10:00 AM on Saturday, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park will honor those who fought on these grounds in a ceremony at the Nathanael Greene Monument. The program will feature Revolutionary War music performed by the Guilford Courthouse Fife & Drum Corps, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a volley of flintlock musket fire. Other weekend events include a variety of interpretive programs demonstrating military life, colonial life-ways, 18th century dancing, musical performances, firearms demonstrations, and guided walks of the battlefield.All three parks will have military encampments.
There will also be a dedication to the new Crown Forces Monument at 11:00 AM on Sunday.
The Battle of Guilford Courthouse will be reenacted at 2:00 PM in Country Park both Saturday and Sunday. Parking for the reenactment is available at Jaycee Park located at 3899 Jaycee Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455.
All activities are free to the public.

Follow this link for the weekend schedule. http://www.nps.gov/guco/upload/ANNIVERSARY-weekend-schedule-2016.pdf

You may also check with the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park at 336-288-1776 or the Greensboro Country Park at 336- 373-3648.

In addition to the 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Veteran’s Day celebration “History of the American Soldier ” timeline representing periods of U.S. military history from the 1600’s until the present, Dr. Scott Culclasure will be signing his newest book from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the park’s Visitor Center.

Dr. Culclasure’s book Guide to the MONUMENTS Guilford Courthouse National Military Park has just been published by the Guilford Battleground Company and is available for purchase in the Eastern National bookstore located in the Visitor Center. The book provides the historical context of the monument’s placement in the park, a description and photograph of each monument, and a map of the park indicating the locations of the monuments.

PROGRAM TO HONOR VETERANS’ DAY

On Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Veterans' Day 1Guilford Courthouse National Military Park will present “History of the American Soldier” an educational program in honor of Veterans’ Day.

The “History of the American Soldier” involves a timeline representing periods of U.S. military history from the 1600’s until the present. Each period will feature a soldier or group of soldiers, portrayed by park volunteers, uniformed, equipped and armed according to the period they represent. The public is invited to tour the timeline and to speak with these soldiers to ask questions and to see and compare the changes from one historical period to another.

This outdoor program, located at Stop 8 near the General Nathanael Greene Monument, is sponsored by the National Park Service and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park with the assistance of its dedicated Volunteers In Parks. This program is free to the public and is dependent on favorable weather conditions.

For more information call the Park. (336) 288-1776

The Guilford Battleground Company has just published Guide to the MONUMENTS Guilford Courthouse National Military Park written by Dr Scott Culclasure. The guide organizes descriptions of the monuments into sections that correspond to the three American defensive lines around which the battle was fought. Each section begins with a brief explanation of the fighting in that area. Photographs of each monument illustrate the book and a map by Dave Wasserboehr provides the location of each monument in the park.

Guide to the MONUMENTS GUILFORD COURTHOUSE NMP“Fought at a backcountry village on March 15, 1781, the Battle of Guilford Court House was one of the most intense engagements of the American Revolutionary War and proved decisive in the high-stakes Southern Campaign of 17801. After winning a dubious victory, British general Lord Cornwallis abandoned North Carolina and moved his forces into Virginia—with ruinous consequences seven months later at Yorktown—leaving American commander Nathanael Greene free to embark on a successful campaign to liberate the Carolinas. For years afterward, the battlefield’s woods and fields lay neglected, until Judge David Schenck organized the Guilford Battle Ground Company in 1887 to purchase land for preservation. Those early years witnessed the building of the park’s first museum and the placing of monuments on the battlefield. The property was deeded to the federal government in 1917 in recognition of its national significance. Since 1933, the National Park Service has worked to preserve both the battlefield and the knowledge represented by the park’s monuments. This book is a guide to the park’s monuments and memorials, describing their background and how they fit into the larger story of the battlefield’s preservation.”
Scott P. Culclasure teaches at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina. Among his publications are The Past as Liberation from History  and a work of Southern history he co-edited, The Confessions of Edward Isham: A Poor White Life of the Antebellum South. Since his own school days, Scott has also volunteered at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, where on many summer afternoons he can be found leading guided walks across this Revolutionary War battlefield.

The book is available in the Eastern National bookstore located in the park Visitor Center and the Gift Shop of the Greensboro Historical Museum. Dr. Culclasure will be signing this book at the Visitor Center from 2:00 pm-4:00pm on Saturday, November 14.              ISBN 978-0-692-50033-0

Greene's Birthday 2015Come out to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and honor the General as we celebrate his 273rd birthday.

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