Archive for September, 2013

See the results of our work!!!

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, A Revolutionary War Battleground, will be opening a new temporary exhibit in the Visitor Center at 2332 New Garden Road. The Exhibit- Beyond the Battle will run from Saturday, September 14 through Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

The exhibit includes artifacts found by the archaeologists and students and looks into the remote sensing and archaeological methods used during the Field School at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Spring/Summer 2011. The Field School was a partnership between the National Park Service, the Guilford Battleground Company, and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

The archaeological investigation looked to find the actual site of the historic Courthouse for which this Revolutionary War battle was named. Additional objectives included definitively locating the 3id line of Battle where the American Continental Soldiers faced the troops of General Cornwallis in the last action of the battle; and finding out more information on the historic town of Martinville which was located on the site for a short time after the battle.

The public is invited to come and see this free exhibit to learn about the battle, research methods in archaeology and remote sensing, and see why preserving our heritage is so important..


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