December 2, 2017
German Christmas in the Carolinas
Join us at Alamance Battleground to learn about the traditions, foodways, and culture of North Carolina’s German communities as we celebrate the Christmas holiday with our special event, “German Christmas in the Carolinas.” By the 1770s, the backcountry of North Carolina boasted several communities of Germans who had settled here after migrating from their original settlements in Pennsyvlania. They brought with them traditions and culture that still shape our region today.
Admission is $2 for adults, children under the age of 12 are free.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Alamance will host it’s second annual Homeschool Day on Friday, May 18th, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Colonial life comes alive as historical interpreters demonstrate such skills as period cooking, musket firing, and blacksmithing. Cannon firing will take place at noon.
Admission is $2 per child and registration is required.
May 19-20, 2018
Fight for the Backcountry
Experience North Carolina’s internal power struggle on the eve of revolution! On May 16, 1771, a group of rebellious backcountry farmers who called themselves “Regulators” met the loyalist militia of Governor William Tryon in open battle. “Fight for the Backcountry” will feature a recreation of the Battle of Alamance, and will explore life in the backcountry in the early 1770s, as the American colonies stood on the brink of revolution.
Participants must register. Click Here for the registration page.
Admission is $2 for adults, children under the age of 12 are FREE. For questions or information, call (336) 227-4785
June 19, 2018
Regulator Commemoration – Off-site Location
A flower laying ceremony to honor the six men who were executed in Hillsborough on 19 June 1771 will take place at the Regulator Marker, located behind the Orange County Board of Education Building at 200 East King Street, Hillsborough, NC. Directions click here.
Monday through Friday, October 8th through 12th, 2018
Colonial Living Week 2018
Colonial life comes alive as historical interpreters demonstrate such skills as period cooking, cidermaking, and blacksmithing. This five-day educational program offers social studies teachers one excellent field trip opportunity. Monday through Friday, October 8th through 12th from 9 A.M. until 2 P.M.
Reservations required, open to the public. $2 donation per child suggested. The cannon will be fired at 12:40 P.M. daily.
October 13, 2018
“Liberty to make our Grievances Known,” DESCENDANTS GATHERING 1768-2018
Descendants of Regulators, Militia, and Allen family are invited to exchange stories and share genealogy research pertaining to the 1771 Battle of Alamance. This event will be held Saturday, October 13th, details forthcoming….