Southern Revolutionary War Institute Symposium

March event examines the war in North Carolina

YORK, SC – The Southern Revolutionary War Institute’s third symposium, “From Ramsour’s Mill to Guilford Courthouse: The War in North Carolina, June 1780-March 1781,” will be held March 19-20 at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC.

The symposium opens Friday evening with the screening of “All for Liberty,” a 2009 movie about the Revolutionary War in South Carolina, filmed in part at Historic Brattonsville and featuring local reenactors.

Sessions on Saturday include Ferguson’s Invasion of N.C. by Scott Withrow, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse by Josh Howard, African Americans in the N.C. Continental Line by Mike Scoggins and Mapping the Race to the Dan by Bill Anderson.

Cost is $100 for the two-day event and includes admission to the film and a reception Friday evening and catered lunch Saturday. Cost for Saturday only is $75 and includes catered lunch.
Cost to attend the movie only is $10; $8 for Culture & Heritage Museums members.

Revolutionary War buffs may also be interested in attending a FREE 45-minute program on the Battle of Kings Mountain, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Historical Center of York County at the McCelvey Center. The staff of Kings Mountain National Military Park will discuss the historic battle of October 7, 1780.

Southern Revolutionary War Institute Symposium
March 19-20, 2010
McCelvey Center
212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC, 29745

The Culture & Heritage Museums is a linked system of cultural institutions in York County, SC, which includes Historic Brattonsville, McCelvey Center, Museum of York County, the future museum on the Catawba River and the new children's museum in Old Town Rock Hill.