Event Schedule to be Announced

Friday, October 25, 2019  ~  6 pm to 9 pm

  • Watch night-time Cannon Firings on Contentnea Creek 

  • Listen to Live music by Back Porch Gut Bucket Band

  • Tour the Grifton Museum and Indian Village

  • Fellowship around the campfires within the Civil War Encampments

  • Enjoy Concessions available on the grounds

Saturday, October 26, 2019  ~  9 am to 5 pm
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George Sugg

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Erin Coyle

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  • All Day Events include:

    • Civil War and Colonial Encampments​

    • Daytime Cannon Firings

    • History Presentations, 

    • Tours of the Grifton Museum and Indian Village

    • Fossil Pit

  • Visiting Historian and Author, James "Jim" Edward White, III, will speak at 2:00 pm ​and have a book signing for New Bern and the Civil War.

  • ​10 am - Guest Speaker - George Sugg, Allen Barwick, and Ron Kemp

              "Growing up in Grifton"

The following Guest Speaker for this project made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the North Carolina Endowment for the Humanities.

  • 1 pm - Guest  Speaker -  Erin Coyle

              "Tea Anyone?  The Sweet History of Iced Tea"

  • 2:30 pm - Guest Speaker - Scott Huler, author of A Delicious Country

              ​"Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition"



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