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Bennett Place Examines Civil War Surrenders at 154th Anniversary Event

Thursday, March 28, 2019

They met to make peace. Two old enemies met in the humble parlor at the farm house of James and Nancy Bennett. The result of that meeting was the largest surrender of troops during the Civil War on April 26, 1865. This was not the only surrender during the Civil War, and Bennett Place will examine it and other surrenders in the program, "Terms of Surrender,” Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

African American Soldiers in the Civil War Highlighted at CSS Neuse Program

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

African Americans were ready to fight for freedom when the Civil War started, and before it ended they were recruited to take up arms. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will explore that process in the program, “African American Troops in Eastern North Carolina,” followed by a Wyse Fork Battlefield tour Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lunch and Learn program fee is $10.

 

Park Day at Historic Sites Update

Friday, April 6, 2018

Due to potentially inclement weather, two of the four state historic sites planning Park Day for April 7 have rescheduled.

Park Day Volunteers Needed April 7

Thursday, March 29, 2018

History buffs, community leaders and preservationists will aid in the preservation of Civil War sites in North Carolina Saturday, April 7, as part of Park Day.

African-Americans and Women in the Civil War

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston will present three free educational and engaging presentations, Saturday, Feb. 24, to celebrate Black History month.

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