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Feb
27

Fort Dobbs NC

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When:
October 13, 2017 – October 14, 2017 all-day
2017-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
2017-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site
438 Fort Dobbs Rd
Statesville, NC 28625
USA
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Fort Dobbs North Carolina

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MILITIA MUSTER: JULY 15-16

All males ages 16-60 were required by law to serve in North Carolina’s militia during the French and Indian War.  These civilians would gather at appointed times during the year to practice military drill and could be used to quickly form an army for defense at times of invasion.  Historic interpreters representing the Rowan County militia will offer on-going displays of military camp life, as well as featured musket and cannon firing demonstrations.
Saturday 9-5.  Sunday 10-3.  Free ($2 donation suggested.)

FALL SCHOOL DAY: OCTOBER 13

Fort Dobbs will host a program dedicated to teaching large numbers of students about life on the Carolina frontier in the 1750’s through various hands-on demonstrations.  This event is open to public school groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required.  $6 per student.

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What is Fort Dobbs link

to Fort Loudoun Winchester VA ?


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James Roy led a contingent of Cherokee and northern Indians from Fort Loudoun Winchester VA to Fort Dobbs NC in October 1757 and once there at Fort Dobb to retrieve AWOL members of the VA Regiment – aka Deserters. https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-05-02-0013

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North Carolina sent beeves back in 1755 for the Braddock Expedition which failed next Sunday 262 years ago. A time when the plural of “beef” was “beeves”. And …they weren’t in good shape. ….. In preparation for Braddock’s expedition, Dinwiddie wrote to Gov. Arthur Dobbs of North Carolina on 30 April 1755 “for 600 good fat Cattle to be drove to W: Creek” and again on 5 May to the same effect (ViHi: Dinwiddie Papers). Five weeks later, on 13 June, Dinwiddie wrote Dobbs that he hoped “before that a number [of steers] are on their way to Wills’s Creek” (ibid.). Dinwiddie wrote Commissary Charles Dick on 11 Aug. [misdated July], after Braddock’s defeat, that he had “engag’d to pay for any [cattle] that G’r Dobbs may send to the Fort” at Wills Creek (ibid.). But see also Dinwiddie to John Campbell, 18 Sept., ibid.; Dinwiddie to GW, 17 Sept., GW to Charles Dick, 20 Oct., and the Memorandum of Agreement between Andrew Shepherd and Charles Dick, 22 Sept. 1755, all DLC:GW. http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-02-02-0124

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So to summarize, Fort Dobbs and North Carolina in general before the Carolinas were differentiated, was very linked often during the 1756 to 1758 period to Fort Loudoun Winchester VA.

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IN fact the Fort Dobbs NC connection to Fort Loudoun Winchester VA continued . The reenactors shown on the title photo of this page? See the 2 on the far left? They represent the men from Fort Dobbs. Ayden McClung, Thadd McClung both of the Provincial Militia, Ft. Dobbs, NC on Fort Loudoun Winchester Virginia  Day in 2015  (scroll down until you get to 2015).

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Information on Fort Dobbs NC


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Google Map link.

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Some localities have Recreation Departments

who run the historical sites i

n their area

knowing to draw tourism.

And, after all,

what is tourism without a story?

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Building Replica of Fort Dobbs


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State budget includes $975K for Fort Dobbs completion

By James Neal jtneal@statesville.com  

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Within days of the Fort Dobbs Historic Site announcing the completion of the first phase of reconstruction of the 8,000-square-foot historic fort, it received word that a $975,000 boost for the project would be included in the 2017 state budget.

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http://www.statesville.com/news/state-budget-includes-k-for-fort-dobbs-completion/article_be28eaca-5bfb-11e7-afed-afbcd293144c.html

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WIKIPEDIA
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Dobbs_(North_Carolina)
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LONGITUDE LATITUDE
35.82159, -80.89544
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https://goo.gl/maps/8G81ZGdi1oB2
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FORT DOBB EVENTS
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http://www.fortdobbs.org/events
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2017 Events


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WAR FOR EMPIRE: APRIL 8-9

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During Fort Dobbs’ largest event of the year, join the soldiers, settlers, and American Indians who inhabited North Carolina’s colonial frontier and learn about their lives and struggles through encampments, trades demonstrations, and tactical demonstrations.

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Saturday, 9-5.

Sunday 10-3.

$3 admission (children under 5 free.)

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MILITIA MUSTER: JULY 15-16

All males ages 16-60 were required by law to serve in North Carolina’s militia during the French and Indian War.  These civilians would gather at appointed times during the year to practice military drill and could be used to quickly form an army for defense at times of invasion.  Historic interpreters representing the Rowan County militia will offer on-going displays of military camp life, as well as featured musket and cannon firing demonstrations.
Saturday 9-5.  Sunday 10-3.  Free ($2 donation suggested.)

FALL SCHOOL DAY: OCTOBER 13

Fort Dobbs will host a program dedicated to teaching large numbers of students about life on the Carolina frontier in the 1750’s through various hands-on demonstrations.  This event is open to public school groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required.  $6 per student.

FALL LIVING HISTORY: OCTOBER 14

This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs through on-going displays of camp life, historic cooking, and scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations.
9-5.  Free ($2 donation suggested.)

MILITARY TIMELINE: NOVEMBER 18-19

Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history.  The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations.
Saturday 9-5.  Sunday 10-3.  $2 admission (children under 5 free.)

HOMESCHOOL DAY: DECEMBER 8

Homeschooling families are invited to the site on Friday the 28th to engage with interpreters in hands-on activities which will bring the 18th century to life.  Pre-registration required.
$6 per student.

WINTER ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER: DECEMBER 9

This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs as they prepared to spend their first winter on the site in 1755.  On-going displays of camp life and historic cooking will be offered, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations.
9-5.  Free ($2 donation suggested.)

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2016 Events

 


 

 

 

LIVING HISTORY SPECIAL EVENTS

“We drove down from Ohio to meet our friends from Florida who drove up for the weekend.
This is a beautiful location. Are you doing this again next year?” — Great Wagon Festival Visitor

“I’ve been waiting for this weekend for months!” — War for Empire Visitor


256th Anniversary of the Attack on Fort Dobbs
February 27-28

Re-enactors representing the provincial garrison and Cherokee warriors will offer on-going interpretation of 18th Century camp life, as well as featured musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

9-5 Saturday (Saturday evening firing demonstration at 6:30)
10-3 Sunday

Free ($2 donation suggested)

War for Empire
April 16-17

During Fort Dobbs’ largest event of the year, join the soldiers, settlers, and American Indians who inhabited North Carolina’s colonial frontier and learn about their lives and struggles through encampments, trades demonstrations and battle re-enactments.

9-5 Saturday
10-3 Sunday

Admission is $3 per person including tax (children under 5 free)

Life on the Carolina Frontier Summer Camp
July 12-15

At Fort Dobbs we combine history with fun!  Kids will learn about 18th century frontier life through hands- on activities like gardening, hiking, period cooking and authentic military drill.  The four half-day summer camp culminates with an awesome 18th century inspired water balloon “battle” as an opportunity to put into practice newly acquired soldiering skills.

Space is limited.  Please contact staff for details.

Fee and pre-registration required. Please contact staff for details.

Militia Muster
July 23-24

All males ages 16-60 were required by law to serve in North Carolina’s militia during the French and Indian War.  These civilians would gather at appointed times during the year to practice military drill and could be used to quickly form an army for defense at times of invasion.  Historic interpreters representing the Rowan County militia will offer on-going displays of military camp life, as well as featured musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

9-5 Saturday
10-3 Sunday

Free ($2 donation suggested)

Military Timeline
November 12-13

Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history.  The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations.

9-5 Saturday
10-3 Sunday

Free ($2 donation suggested)

Homeschool Day
December 9

Homeschooling families are invited to engage with interpreters in hands-on activities which will bring the 18th century to life.

10-3

Fee and pre-registration required.  Please contact staff for details.

Winter Living History and Foodways Workshop
December 10-11

During the weekend, historic interpreters will discuss winter life in a French and Indian War camp through living history demonstrations.  Historic foodways and beer brewing will be highlighted.

9-5 Saturday
10-3 Sunday

Free ($2 donation suggested.)


Special events and living history weekends are made possible by the generosity of the Friends of Fort Dobbs, who support the mission of Fort Dobbs State Historic Site — “To preserve and interpret the history of Fort Dobbs and North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War.”

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