Calendar of Events

Please submit items to post upcoming Southern Campaigns programs and events of interest to Revolutionary War researchers and history buffs.  Before you go, always call ahead to confirm events and admission policies.  SCAR does not sponsor or endorse any event listed except those specifically stated below.

June 24, 2017 — Washington, DC — bus tour to explore the grounds of 18th-century farms, churches, and taverns with author and historian John Maass and learn about George Washington’s life in Alexandria. The trip begins and ends at Anderson House. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation are included. Fee: $45 per person, reservations are required and pre-registration ends on June 20, 2017.  9:00 am to 4:00 pm departing from the Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  For more information on this interesting tour see: http://www.societyofthecincinnati.org/events/form

June 30, 2017 – Clinton, SC – Musgrove Mill State Historic Site presents a Summer Author Series beginning with local author, Shelia Ingle. Mrs. Ingle has written four books about women during the Revolutionary War. Her talk at Musgrove Mill will be about her book Brave Elizabeth, which explores the life and time of Elizabeth Jackson who was the mother of Andrew Jackson. This is a great opportunity to meet a local author. The program will be from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Musgrove Mill Visitor Center. This is a free program and the public is invited. Musgrove Mill State Historic Site is located on Highway 56, 398 State Park Road, Clinton, SC, 29325. For more information or to make reservations please contact Musgrove Mill State Historic Site at (864) 938-0100. You may contact the park by e-mail at mgmillsp@scprt.com or go to www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.

July 19, 2017 — Philadelphia, Pa. — The new Museum of the American Revolution presents a talk by  Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Professor of History at the University of Virginia, who will discuss his book American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 .  This program will be held at the Museum, 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia.

July 24-28, 2017 — Washington, DC — Revolutionary War youth Day Camp “Washington’s Spies” – The American Revolution Institute is pleased to announce Revolutionary War Camp “Washington’s Spies”, a day camp for boys and girls ages 8 – 11 about espionage and the American Revolution. During the week, campers will learn about the diverse people who acted as spies during the Revolutionary War and in some cases influenced the outcomes of major events. Campers will dress in period costumes they get to keep and enjoy hands-on activities, including creating secret codes, writing with invisible ink, and orchestrating covert drop points. The camp will conclude with an open house for parents and friends to see demonstrations of what campers learned during the week.  9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW.  $400 ($100 due at registration), scholarships available.  For more information and to register, please contact Kendall Casey, museum education manager, at kcasey@societyofthecincinnati.org or call (202) 495-7127. Learn more about the Society of the Cincinnati and its museum on their website.

September 9, 2017 — Eutawville, SC — The 236th Anniversary of The Battle of Eutaw Springs. There will be a 10:00 am patriotic service at the Historic Church of the Epiphany in Eutawville featuring a presentation by Doug Bostick, historian, author, president of the SC Battleground Preservation Trust, and principal investigator of the Battle of Eutaw Springs battlefield mapping project.  Bostick’s presentation will followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the battle monument site in the Eutaw Springs community. A ladies luncheon will be offered at Camellia Manor in Holly Hill along with a “Dutch treat” lunch at Sweatman’s BBQ at 12:00 noon. There will be an honor guard and wreath laying ceremony at Gen. Francis Marion’s Tomb at 1:45 pm. For more information, contact Douglas Doster for wreath presentations and luncheon registrations at 803-823-2824 or email at toyboydoug@hotmail.com.

September 23, 2017 — Hanover, Va. — Join Hanover Tavern and Dr. John Maass for a bus tour exploring the British Invasion of Virginia during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. (half day)  This tour is based on his new book, The Road to Yorktown.  Cost: $70 (Hanover Tavern Foundation members) $80 (general public) This tour picks up Lord Cornwallis’ trail at Hanover Courthouse and continues west through Goochland County. This tour include light breakfast at the Tavern and lunch. Tours depart from Hanover Tavern at 9:00 am.  Call Tom Seabrook at 804-537-5050 ext. 21 or email tseabrook@hanovertavern.org today to reserve your spot.

October 27-28, 2017 — Manning, SC — 15th Francis Marion Symposium.  Southern Campaign, Revolutionary War and Gen. Francis Marion topics will be included, as well as Evenings of Revolutionary War History Dinner Theaters, “Times of Francis Marion.”  Tentative presentations agenda: Erick Nason: Rangers from NY to SC to Sullivan’s Island-“A Warm Summer’s Day, the Battle of Fort Sullivan” – 1776; Christopher Hendricks: Battle of Savannah or Attempt to retake Savannah, 1779; MargaretPeggy” Pickett: Rebecca Motte in person; Al Truesdale: “When France Opened its Veins: the Influence of the French Huguenots”; Sheila Ingle: “Patriots in Petticoats”; Wade Kolb, III: “Captured at Kings Mountain, The Journal of Uzal Johnson a Loyalist Surgeon”; Karen MacNutt:  Blacksmiths & the Revolution; Joe Epley:  Col. Isaac Hayne  – 1781; David Neilan: The post-war life of Francis Marion; and Janet Danforth & Robert Moir: Bloody Ribbons…the Women of Culloden.  DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, 3315 Sumter Hwy., Manning, SC, ½ mile from I-95. Get the Early Bird discounts before Oct 1.  Contact: 803-478-2645 or gcsummers@ftc-i.net  Details coming to www.francismarionsymposium.com

November 4-5, 2017 — Camden, SC — 47th Annual Revolutionary War Field Days.  Battle reenactments, demonstrations, sutlers and merchants, camp life, history talks, and fun for the entire family.  Admission charged. Historic Camden  222 Broad Street (US Hwy 521).  (803) 432-9814  http://www.historiccamden.org

November 11, 2017 — Hanover, Va. — Join Hanover Tavern and Dr. John Maass for a bus tour exploring the British Invasion of Virginia during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. (full day) This tour is based on his new book, The Road to Yorktown.  Cost: $90 (Hanover Tavern Foundation members) $100 (general public) Follow Lt. Col. Banastre “Bloody Ban” Tarleton’s ride to Charlottesville to capture Gov. Thomas Jefferson, along with the famous ride of Jack Jouett, Virginia’s Paul Revere. This tour include light breakfast at the Tavern and lunch. Tours depart from Hanover Tavern at 9:00 am.  Call Tom Seabrook at 804-537-5050 ext. 21 or email tseabrook@hanovertavern.org today to reserve your spot.

Exhibits

Philadelphia — The new Museum of the American Revolution is now open in historic Philadelphia at 101 S. Third Street.  For operating hours, admissions prices, parking, and visit planning, see  https://www.amrevmuseum.org

Yorktown, Va. — The new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is now open!  It is located on Virginia Route 1020, at the edge of Yorktown and near Yorktown Battlefield.  For operating hours, admissions prices, parking, and visit planning, see  http://www.historyisfun.org/yorktown-victory-center

Updated on June 19, 2017.