Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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Civil War Reenactment, Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2 from 10 am to 4 pm, Historic Latta Plantation.

The Battle of Gettysburg is reenacted with battles at 2 pm each day, lectures and talks, demonstrations, primitive living exhibits, living history farm, food vendors, sutlers.

 

A Passel of Trouble: The Saga of Loyalist Partisan David Fanning, Thursday, June 29 at 5:30 pm, Free, Kings Mountain Historical Museum.

Joe Epley presents his fact-based historical novel about one of the most extraordinary characters of the American Revolutionary War.

 

Military Encampment, Saturday July 2 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday July 3 from 9 am to 3 pm, Free, Kings Mountain National Military Park.

The Backcountry Militia will demonstrate a variety of 18th century activities.

 

Celebration of Freedom Saturday July 1 from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Free, Cowpens National Battlefield.

Patriotic activities for the family.

 

Constitution Dinner at Rural Hill, Saturday, July 1 at 8 pm, Historic Rural Hill, $50.00 per person plus cash bar.

Featuring an eighteenth century style four-course banquet and a discussion of the American Constitution with Stewart Harris, one of the nation’s most recognized scholars of constitutional law and host of the “Your Weekly Constitutional” Podcast. The topic of discussion will be the 1787 Constitutional Convention.

 

Hello Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony, Tuesday, July 4 from 10 am to 2 pm, Charlotte Museum of History.

At 11 am there will be a naturalization ceremony with a presentation of the flag by the Sons of the American Revolution. The League of Women Voters will be on site to register new and existing citizens.  At 12:30 pm, there will be a presentation on Betsy Ross and the Legend of the First Flag. At 1 pm, there will be a presentation on Spies, Traitors, and the Struggle for Independence. Throughout the day there will be guided tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

 

Celebrate the Fourth-of-July on the lawn at Hightower Hall, Tuesday, July 4 from 10 am to 4 pm, Historic Brattonsville, SC.

Enjoy period music and dancing during the annual Independence Day Celebration at Historic Brattonsville’s Hightower Hall. Toys, games and a paper hot-air balloon launch are part of the outdoor fun.  Make an 1850s-style toast after the reading of the Declaration of Independence at 3:30 on the front steps of Hightower Hall.  A BBQ food truck will be on site.