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 identified as SCAR events below.

August 19, 2017 – Camden, SC – 237th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Camden.  9:00 am guided battlefield tours by David Reuwer; moderate walking. 10:30 am – SCAR Fellow Charles B. Baxley will speak on “5 Quick Facts You Need To Know About The Battle Of Camden.” At the Battle of Camden site on Flat Rock Road about 4 miles north of Camden.  Event is free and the public is invited.

August 19, 2017 – Clinton, SC – Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will offer a guided hike early on the morning of the battle anniversary. The guided hike of the Battlefield Trail will begin at 8:00 am. Please meet at the visitor center by 7:45 am, to drive to the trailhead on Horseshoe Falls Road. Admission to the hike will be $2 and registration is required. The hike is a moderate hike and will last 2 hours. Please be prepared for the weather, wear close toe shoes, and bring water. A formal Revolutionary War Battle Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the Visitor Center location at 10:00 am. Lead by local chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Children of the American Revolution the ceremony will honor the participants of the Battle at Musgrove’s Mill. SC Sen. Daniel B. Verdin, III will be the guest speaker. Following the ceremony, there will be an ice cream social at the Visitor Center. This event is free to the public. Seating is limited, so please bring lawn chairs for the event. For more information, or to register for the guided hike, please contact Musgrove Mill State Historic Site at (864) 938-0100, e-mail
mgmillsp@scprt.com or go to www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.

September 8, 2017 — Santee, SC — Commemorating the 236th Anniversary of The Battle of Eutaw Springs – dinner and presentation by SCAR Fellow Charles B. Baxley on the Latest Research on the Battle of Eutaw Springs. 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, $30 for the meal and presentation, casual dress, the public is invited but limited seating by reservation only.  Clark’s Inn and Restaurant, Old Highway 6.  For reservations contact Doug Doster (803) 823-2824 or by email at toyboydoug@hotmail.com

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 on SC Hwy 6 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 at Belle Isle Plantation. For more information, contact Douglas Doster for wreath presentations and luncheon registrations at (803) 823-2824 or email at toyboydoug@hotmail.com.

September 13, 2017 — Philadelphia, PA — join Robert Watson, author of the upcoming book Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution will be at the Museum of the American Revolution for a talk and book signing. 101 South Third Street.  see
https://www.amrevmuseum.org

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.

September 25, 2017 – Lexington, SC – Dr. Steven Smith with the SC Inst. of Archaeology and Anthropology will speak on Francis Marion at the Godfrey Dreher Chapter, SAR.  Join the SAR compatriots for a “Dutch Treat” dinner before the presentation at the Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant, Oak Grove…4616 Augusta Road (US Hwy. 1) on the West Columbia side of Lexington.  Meal orders for dinner are taken from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm. The program is free and the public is invited. For more information contact Don Simmons coachsimm@gmail.com.

October 23, 2017 – Lexington, SC – SCAR Fellow Charles B. Baxley will present a program on the latest research on the Battle of Eutaw Springs at the Godfrey Dreher Chapter, SAR.  Join the SAR compatriots for a “Dutch Treat” dinner before the presentation at the Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant, Oak Grove…4616 Augusta Road (US Hwy. 1) on the West Columbia side of Lexington.  Meal orders for dinner are taken from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm. The program is free and the public is invited. For more information contact Don Simmons coachsimm@gmail.com.

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; SCAR Fellow and Marion expert, 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.

November 27, 2017 – Lexington, SC – SCAR Fellow Michael Scoggins, Historian at the Southern Revolutionary War Institute, York, SC will present a program on the works of 19th c. scholars Benson Lossing and Lyman Draper and their significance to historians and researchers at the Godfrey Dreher Chapter, SAR.  Join the SAR compatriots for a “Dutch Treat” dinner before the presentation at the Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant, Oak Grove…4616 Augusta Road (US Hwy. 1) on the West Columbia side of Lexington.  Meal orders for dinner are taken from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm. The program is free and the public is invited. For more information contact Don Simmons coachsimm@gmail.com.

December 1-3, 2017 — Lake City, SC — 3rd Annual American Heritage Festival features a parade, Revolutionary War battle reenactment, colonial and military games, musket firing demonstrations, cannon display, a dance, and music by Randy Turner, presentations by  SCAR Fellows, Professors Jim Piecuch and Jeff Dennis, and Scott Kaufman, and other activities.  Graham’s Historic Farm, 843 McCutcheon Road.  For a schedule of events and admissions fees, see  www.theamericanheritagefestival.com.

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 August 16, 2017.