Fort Dobbs to Honor NC Military Tradition

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Statesville

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor and showcase North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline” Nov. 18-19. Visitors will learn about the experiences of soldiers and support personnel from the past 400 years.

“It’s important for us to remember the men and women who have sacrificed to make us who we are today,” says Site Manager Scott Douglas. “We will show their work, weapons and wardrobe.”

Re-enactors dressed as soldiers from the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam, American Revolution and other periods will present scheduled small arms and artillery firing demonstrations, along with ongoing demonstrations of camp life, equipment, cooking and even vintage military vehicles. The educational and exciting program will offer a small sample of a soldier’s life.

Event hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. For more information, call (704) 873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.org.

About Fort Dobbs
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of Fort Dobbs and North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War. It is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special events and living history weekends are offered throughout the year. It is part of the Division of N.C. State Historic Sites within the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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