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.

2018

February 23, 2017 – Camden, SC – Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park presents an Artillery Tavern Night. Join your SCAR friends Dr. Tray Dunaway, David Reuwer, Charles Baxley, John Allison, Erick Nason, Brett Bennett, Conner and Carolyn Runyan, Kim and Fran Stacy, and Ed Forte and the SCAR team for tavern night activities at Historic Camden’s newly-renovated c. 1800 McCaa’s Tavern which features the unveiling and firing of a Revolutionary War replica 3 pound grasshopper cannon. 30 limited tickets (for a $30 donation) are available (first come-first served) for an unadvertised 6:00 pm preview that includes regular admission plus free open table 18th c. dining fare. Regular admission begins at 7:00 pm for a $10 donation that includes a free beer/glass of wine.  Additionally, a cash bar will be available for beer/wine plus charcuterie boards. Guests will see a variety of Revolutionary War demonstrations and some hands on activities will be directed by period uniformed reenactors. Beer, gunpowder, and a cannon. What could possibly go wrong? Check on ticket availability by calling Tray Dunaway, MD at (803) 427-7321 or email grasshoppercannon@gmail.com. All proceeds support Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve’s educational programming.  Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park is located at 222 S. Broad (US Hwy 521). For more info: see Facebook “Battlefield Longleaf Preserve” or https://www.historiccamden.org

February 24, 2018 – Camden, SC – Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Roundtable will meet from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Kershaw County School District offices in Building 3, 2019 West DeKalb Street.  The public is invited, free.  A hat will be passed to pay for a catered in lunch and a contribution for the use of the building and facilities.

February 24, 2018 – Yorktown, Va. – Williamsburg-Yorktown American Revolution Round Table proudly presents The Virginia Campaign ~ 1781, a Symposium.  Partial list of speakers include: Ed Ayres – Archeological Digs after the War;  Col. “Bucky” Burruss Battle of the “Hook”; Mike Cecere The Invasion of Virginia 1781; John Maass, PhD – The Road to Yorktown; J. Michael Moore Tour of the “Neck”; John Quarstein – Battle of the Capes; and Kirby Smith – NPS.  This event will be held from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm  at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street. Advanced registration is required for both events: $100 WY-ARRT members; $125 non-WY-ARRT members w/postmarked before February 1, 2018; $150 – All those registering w/postmarked after February 1, 2018.  Make check out and send to: Williamsburg-Yorktown American Revolution Round Table (WY-ARRT), 412 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

February 25, 2018 – Yorktown, Va. – Williamsburg-Yorktown American Revolution Round Table proudly presents a Tour of Yorktown Battlefield at the “Neck” ~ NPS (9:00 am) & Green Spring ~ NPS (Noon).  Advanced registration is required for both events: $100 WY-ARRT members; $125 non-WY-ARRT members w/postmarked before February 1, 2018; $150 – All those registering w/postmarked after February 1, 2018.  Make check out and send to: Williamsburg-Yorktown American Revolution Round Table (WY-ARRT), 412 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

March 2 – 3, 2018 – Sylvania, Ga. – 2nd Annual Brier Creek Battlefield Commemoration

March 17, 2018 – Greensboro, NC – Battle of Guilford Courthouse Celebration.

March 23-25, 2018 – Williamsburg, Va. – the 7th Annual Conference on the American Revolution with Prof. Edward G. Lengel, Head of Faculty.  Friday – bus tour of Gen. Benedict Arnold’s 1781 Raid on Richmond lead by Prof. Mark Lender – SOLD OUT by waiting list only.  Saturday – presentations by Ed Lengel“Light Horse Harry” Lee at Ft. Motte, 1781; Nathaniel PhilbrickValiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution; James Kirby Martin The River that Mattered Most in the Revolutionary War; Stuart Leibiger Washington and Lafayette: Father and Son of the Revolution; Christian McBurney The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French—American Operation of the Revolutionary War; Eric Schnitzer Feuds and Friendships: Horatio Gates, Benedict Arnold and Philip Schuyler during the Saratoga Campaign; Richard J. Sommers Founding Fathers and Fighting Sons: The Revolutionary War Forbearers of Civil War Soldiers and Statesmen; Glenn F. Williams Lord Dunmore’s War and the Battle of Point Pleasant; and Stephanie Seal Walters Emerging Scholar—Civil War of the Heart: Virginia’s First Families & the Revolution’s Devastation at Home.  Enjoy their Fifes & Drum Cocktail Reception on Friday evening for speakers and attendees; Williamsburg Prerelease: “Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed” a docudrama by Antony Vertucci and Tom Mercer (producers); and an update on Campaign 1776 from the Civil War Trust. Colonial Williamsburg’s Woodlands Hotel.  For more information about the 7th Annual Conference on the American Revoltuion, please call America’s History at 703-785-4373 or send us an e-mail at info@AmericasHistoryLLC.com For pre-registration fees and policies see:
http://americashistoryllc.com/2017/5th-annual-conference-of-the-american-revolution-2-2-2

April 6-8, 2018 – Yorktown, Va. – 5th Congress of  American Revolution Round Tables.   The Committee of Correspondence heartily  invites  you to attend the Fifth Congress of American Revolution Round Tables at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY) on April 7, 2018 to commence at 9:00 am.  We will be meeting at the scene of the Victory at Yorktown which marked the end of British rule in Virginia.  The purpose of our Congressional gathering is to cherish camaraderie, exchange ideas and initiatives, support mutual cooperation, and to nurture growth of new and current ARRTs.  The Williamsburg-Yorktown American Revolution Round Table is excited and honored to serve as your host organization.  Tours of the museum and battlefields await you and yours.  Collegial coordination modeled after the first Continental Congress continues to serve us well.  Together, we can enhance mutual support and assistance, public awareness, keen information, and even initiate cooperative programs.   Several ARRTs are already committed to sending representative delegates.  ARRTs are free to have as many delegates represented, the only ground rule is that each ARRT has one vote on any issue offered for a decision.  Those of us already on the scene by Friday night, April 6, 2018, will informally assemble for fellowship followed by dinner at a local eatery.  April 9th – Saturday’s lunch occurs during the Congressional meeting.  Saturday’s dinner will be of a fancier desire wherein attendees playfully and passionately exchange good conversation, drink, and conviviality.  WY-ARRT is developing a special field day of guided tour to some select historical sites for anyone wishing to remain in the area on Sunday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  All costs for meals and rooms are the responsibility of the individual and his/her guest.  Mail pre-registration to WY-ARRT by March 1, 2018, at 412 W. Franics Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or email questions to:  wmbgyrktwnarrt@gmail.com

May 2-5, 2018 – West Point, NY – Bus tour on Defending West Point: The Revolutionary War in the Hudson River Valley—1777 to 1783.  Led by James Kirby Martin, Lt. Col. Sean Scully, and Bruce Venter. For more information about this tour, please call America’s History at 703-785-4373 or send them an e-mail at info@AmericasHistoryLLC.com For pre-registration fees and policies see: http://americashistoryllc.com

Exhibits

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Museum of the American Revolution 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 American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is 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 February 04, 2018.