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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.

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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

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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

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Weather should be much improved for Sunday the 15th !

The 234th Anniversary Observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse fought on March 15, 1781 will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, 2015. Activities and demonstrations will take place at the Guilford Battleground National Military Park and the Colonial Heritage Center.SONY DSC
Reenactments will be presented at Country Park each of the two days with several hundred reenactors participating.
Use this link for the schedule of week-end events.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about our nation’s struggle for independence, the significance of this particular battle and about colonial life in the 1700s. Come early and enjoy a full day of educational and enjoyable events.
Parking is available at the Colonial Heritage Center and in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The closest parking for the reenactments in Country Park is off of the entrance to Country Park from Pisgah Church Rd. At the north end of this entrance (Jaycee Park), vans will be available to transport those needing mobility assistance to the reenactment site.                                                                                                                                                               Use this link for a map of the area.

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The Annual Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Lecture Series will be held  on March 11-March 13 2015 in conjunction with the annual reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The lectures will be presented each evening at 7:00 pm in the park’s Visitor’s Center.

Kay Morse will present Seeking the Historical Cook; Exploring Eighteenth-Century Southern Foodways.Historical CookSeeking the Historical Cook is a guide to historical cooking methods from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century receipt (recipe) books and an examination of how those methods can be used in kitchens today. Designed for adventurous cooks and “foodies,” this volume is rich with photographs, period images, and line art depicting kitchen tools and cooking methods. Kay K. Moss invites readers to discover traditional receipts and to experiment with ancestral dishes to brighten today’s meals.”

Sullivan Brandywine res  Historian Michael Harris, author of Brandywine, will present “General John Sullivan and the Battle of Brandywine”  on Wednesday evening.

“Brandywine Creek calmly meanders through the Pennsylvania countryside today, but on September 11, 1777, it served as the scenic backdrop for the largest battle of the American Revolution, one that encompassed more troops over more land than any combat fought on American soil until the Civil War. Long overshadowed by the stunning American victory at Saratoga, the complex British campaign that defeated George Washington’s colonial army and led to the capture of the capital city of Philadelphia was one of the most important military events of the war. Michael C. Harris’s impressive Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777, is the first full-length study of this pivotal engagement in many years.”

The Friday lecture titled “William Washington, American Light Dragoon” will be presented by Daniel Murphy.

“William Washington, perhaps the best American cavalry officer of the War of Independence, has yet to receive the recognition he merits. In this comprehensively researched volume, Daniel Murphy provides a detailed and engaging account of Washington’s life and battlefield exploits that restores this gifted commander to his rightful place among the outstanding military leaders of the Revolution.”—Jim PiecuchWilliam WashingtonAll lectures take place in the theater of the park visitor center, located at 2332 New Garden Road.
All lectures are free to the public, but reservations are required. Seating is limited.
Call (336) 288-1776 for information and to register for each night’s lecture.
The purpose of the Annual Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Lecture Series is to serve the educational and general interests of the community through the knowledge and insights of distinguished historians speaking on topics of 18th century history.
Sponsored by the National Park Service and the Guilford Battleground Company
Other 234th observance events are planned for the weekend of March 14 and 15, 2015.

Visit http://www.nps.gov/guco/upload/ANNUAL-LECTURE-SERIES-2015a-2.pdf for details.

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“History of the American Soldier”
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A Program  in Honor of Veterans’ Day

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GUILFORD COURTHOUSE
NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
on
Saturday, November 8, 2014
10 AM until 4 PM

Veterans Day, November 11, was originally called Armistice Day to observe the end of World War I in 1918, but today, November 11 is an annual national holiday expanded to honor those who have served in the armed forces of the United States.

The “History of the American Soldier” is a living timeline of American military history. This program will give visitors an opportunity to learn about several periods of this nation’s military history from the early European settlement to the recent era. Visitors are urged to interact with the soldiers to learn about their uniforms, equipment, and weaponry, and the period that they represent.

Free to the public
This is an outdoor program subject to weather conditions.
Presented by the Volunteers in Parks of Guilford Courthouse NMP   336-288-6431
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The 234th Anniversary Observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse fought on March 15, 1781 will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, 2015. Activities and demonstrations will take place at the Guilford Battleground National Military Park and the Colonial Heritage Center.
Reenactments will be presented at Country Park each of the two days with several hundred reenactors participating.
Full schedules for all of the events will be posted on this website in February 2015.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about our nation’s struggle for independence, the significance of this particular battle and about colonial life in the 1700s. Come early and enjoy a full day of educational and enjoyable events.
Parking is available at the Colonial Heritage Center and in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The closest parking for the reenactments in Country Park is off of the entrance to Country Park from Pisgah Church Rd. At the north end of this entrance (Jaycee Park), vans will be available to transport those needing mobility assistance to the reenactment site.

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