Lawson Legacy Days, October 25-26, 2013, is an event held in Grifton,
North Carolina, on Contentnea Creek, celebrating the rich history of
the region. It gets its name from John Lawson (1674-1711), a British
explorer, writer, naturalist and surveyor, who visited the area and
was killed nearby in the village of Catechna by the Tuscarora
Indians. Legacy Days celebrates the full range of area history,
including the earliest Native Americans, European settlement,
colonial times, the American Revolution and the Civil War.
year's theme is "Pioneer Heritage" and will add regional
craftspeople and period re-enactors in costume to give attendees a
new experience while keeping our ties to John Lawson and the
this year, we will include an expert on primitive technologies who
will demonstrate firemaking, flintknapping, even creating blowguns.
There will be a fascinating presentation on local history, colonial
and Civil War re-enactors with a cannon-firing. Come to the open
house on Friday evening and see the re-enactors in an authentic Civil
War camp near the Contentnea Creek.
La Vere will return with his brand-new book,"The Tuscarora War", so be sure to pre-order your specially priced autographed copy via the link above. The boat rides on Contentnea Creek will return and
be available all day, along with special musical presentations plus
craftspeople, suttlers with colonial style wares for sale and, for
the kids, the fossil dig will return.
who wish to join Dr. La Vere for a tour of the Fort Barnwell site
from the Tuscarora War can join him at 4PM at the site approximately
12 miles from Grifton.
through this site for more information and return often as we will
update the pages as the weekend's program is finalized. If you would
like to donate to support Legacy Days or the Grifton Museum, visit
this site to make a PayPal easy-donate, tax-deductible gift.
We Look Forward To Seeing You !