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American Revolution Symposium

Saturday, November 18th (at the Museum) 10:00am to 3:00pm

Sunday, November 19th (tour in Lincoln/Gaston County) 10:00am to 3:00pm


Free Event/ Reservations Required


On Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, 2017, the Lincoln County Historical Association and the Gaston County Museum of Art & History are partnering on a two-day symposium on the American Revolution. The first day will include lectures by scholars about the overall war effort and how it shifted to the Southern colonies in the 1780s. The second day will include guided tours of known Revolutionary War sites in Lincoln County and Gaston County that are often overlooked. Three scholars will present during the symposium.

Randall Jones is an award-winning author and storyteller. He is the author of In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone and Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain, as well as other books on the pioneer-era and the American Revolution.

Bill Anderson is a Charlotte-native who is interested in North Carolina history, especially the American Revolution. Bill has written several reports on the American Revolution, applied for and secured two state-approved historical markers, led an effort that protected a 200-year-old Patriot cemetery in Lincoln County, and wrote the web application “American Revolution Sites, Events and Troop Movements” that plots events during the Revolutionary War.

Ed Southern is the editor of Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas, the story of the tide-turning Southern Campaign through the words of those who lived and fought their way through it, as well as the Jamestown Adventure: Accounts of the Virginia Colony, 1605-1614, a collection of contemporary accounts of the first permanent English colony in America. He is also the author of a short fiction collection, Parlous Angels. A native North Carolinian, Southern is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

The symposium will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas, North Carolina.  The battle sites tour is scheduled for Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (tour in Lincoln/Gaston County). This is a free event, but reservations are required. Please make all reservations with Jason Luker, Director, Gaston County Museum of Art and History, by calling 704-922-7681 ex. 101 or by email at [email protected]. Space is limited for the battle sites tour on Sunday, November 19, so make you reservation as soon as you can.

“American Revolution Symposium” is made possible with support from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Gaston County Department of Travel & Tourism.


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