Experience the Struggle for America at Fort Dobbs “War for Empire” Event,
More than 100 costumed interpreters will bring history to life through the weekend. A new School
Day for students and families is the focus of Friday’s schedule.
Statesville, NC (Vocus) April 5, 2010 -- Thrill at the pageantry of arms and roar of cannons at Fort Dobbs 250th
signature “War for Empire” event, April 10-11. Visitors can experience the 1760 battle of Fort Dobbs both days
as the sounds of Cherokee warriors and gunfire fill the air.
2010 Marks Fort Dobbs’ 250th Year
“This will be an exciting event for the whole family,” said site manager Beth Hill. “Visitors will have an
opportunity to experience the 18th century where the struggle for America took place at Fort Dobbs between
Cherokee, provincial soldiers and settlers.”
School Day, April 9, 9:30 to 2 pm
Students, homeschoolers, teachers and parents are invited to visit and interact with interpreters at 15 different
stations. They will learn about the life of a baker, what kinds of foods were eaten, what a soldier’s life was like,
how to cast musket balls and more. To register, call (704) 873-5882.
War for Empire, April 10-11
The weekend will feature:
• The Battle of Fort Dobbs each day at 1:30 p.m.
• Costumed interpreters portraying provincial soldiers and Cherokee warriors
• 1st person presentation Attakulakulla, Cherokee Peace Chief, April 10 at 11 a.m.
• 1st person presentation of Daniel Boone, April 11 at 11 a.m.
• Ongoing demonstrations of 18th century military, civilian and American-Indian camp life
• Scholarly lectures each day at 3 p.m.
• 18th century market fair
• Music, period entertainment, 18th century food and much more!
• Free programs run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
For more information, call (704) 873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.org.
Fort Dobbs’ mission is to preserve and interpret the history of North Carolina’s only French and Indian War fort.
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