Fort Dobbs to honor N.C. military tradition

Posted at 3:37 PM on Oct 24, 2018

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Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor and showcase North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline” on November 10-11. Visitors will learn about the experiences of soldiers and support personnel from the past 450 years.

“It’s important for us to remember the men and women who have sacrificed to make us who we are today as a country,” Site Manager Scott Douglas said. “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.

A special observance of the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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.

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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. to 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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