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The reenactment was a hotly contested battle with both sides losing a number of their troops. The real winners today were the members of the large gallery who followed all of the action.

Follow the link below to photos of the action.

https://picasaweb.google.com/115099375267761161909/2010313FIREARMSFIGHT?authkey=Gv1sRgCPbTgcy2gJjIlwE#

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Great Crowds Enjoyed The Day

The Weather was great, the reenactors were great and the crowds were great for the 230th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse held this year on March 12-13. Thanks to all the participants, staffs of the Guilford Courthouse NMP and the Greensboro City Parks and Recreation Department who made it a memorable weekend.

Follow the link below to view some  of the faces, food and fun from the weekend.

https://picasaweb.google.com/115099375267761161909/2011230THANNIVERSARYREENACTMENTOFBATTLE?authkey=Gv1sRgCM-I5Yeq0smq0wE&feat=directlink

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On March 23, 2011 Guilford Courthouse NMP opened the new Nathanael Greene Library to the public. The Park is committed to making this resource available on a regular basis, but  needs the help of volunteers to make that a reality. Our plan is to begin by opening every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Those interested in volunteering are asked to commit to three-hour shifts (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) once a week or once a month. Certainly, if you’d like to volunteer more, we’ll be happy to discuss the possibility! Once there are sufficient volunteer staff to maintain these hours on Friday and Saturday every week, the park will work toward opening regular hours on additional weekdays. In the meantime, access to the Library will be by appointment only.

Nancy Stewart discusses some features of the new library with GBC board members Bill Moore and Charles Rodenbough

Duties of Library Volunteers: In addition to being present in the research area, duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

• Re-shelve books.
• Assist researchers in finding books.
• Assist researchers in finding battle participant information.
• Make copies or facilitate copying material for researchers, as needed.
• Explain Library policies to researchers and assist them to comply as needed. To protect the library collection, certain restrictions will apply. Volunteers will be responsible to see that researchers comply with these restrictions and that NPS staff are notified immediately if a problem occurs. (Example: Purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. will not be allowed in the research rooms. We will provide paper and pencils as needed and show visitors where they can store personal items.)

No prior experience is necessary,   all necessary training will provide to the  volunteers by park staff. In addition, during your shift, you will have the opportunity to research in the library yourself!

If you are interested in volunteering in the Nathanael Greene Library, please contact Nancy Stewart at the park by phone (336-288-1776) or email (Nancy_Stewart@partner.nps.gov).

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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.

Park Supt. Charles Cranfield and GBC President Frank Mascia at the opening ceremony.

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.

http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/167699/327/General-Nathanael-Greene-Has-A-Library-In-Greensboro

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