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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.

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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.

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