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Halifax Resolves Day

Event Description

Halifax Resolves Day offers a full day of activities featuring historic interpreters, living history demonstrations, historical themed talks and commemorative observances. Tours of the historic site for fourth grade classes featuring living history activities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A wreath-laying ceremony sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution will take place at 10:30 a.m. At 1:00 p.m. site interpreter, Frank McMahon, will present a talk on the Black Patriots of North Carolina in the American Revolution.  At 3:00 p.m., the Historical Halifax Restoration Association will sponsor the annual Halifax Day program featuring featuring Ira David Wood, III as keynote speaker. Wood is a noted actor, author, singer, theater director and playwright and was the inaugural director of the First For Freedom outdoor drama in Halifax in 1976. He is currently the Executive Director of Theatre in the Park, a community theatre in Raleigh, NC.  The association will also present the annual Halifax Resolves Awards, which recognize excellence in Historic Preservation. A reception in the Tap Room Tavern follows the Halifax Day program.