Chapter News - Events Calendar

2018 Chapter Dinner Meetings

(All meetings held at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive in Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone 704-527-8000. Click here for directions to the hotel.)

American Revolutionary War historical artist Dan Nance comes to the Mecklenburg SAR meeting on May 17 2018.17 MAY 2018 - Historical artist Dan Nance is our special guest for the May meeting! During his twenty year career, Nance has released over two dozen prints and graced numerous book and magazine covers, growing a wide audience of authoritative scholars and historical interpreters who respect his integrity, as well as faithful patrons and enthusiasts who love his action-packed and emotional portrayals of our past. Dan will bring some of his most popular American Revolution prints and will have several for sale. RSVP will be available soon.

Revolutionary War Baptist minister and school teacher Rev. Thomas Woolsey is the special guest on September 13 2018 in Charlotte with the Mecklenburg SAR.13 SEPTEMBER 2018 - We welcome the Rev. Thomas W. Woolsey, the first Baptist minister on the frontier of southwest Virginia and a participant in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Rev. Woolsey was also a school teacher. Living history expert and performer Robert Rambo brings the exciting and intriguing stories of Rev. Woolsey and what it was like to teach children during Colonial days as well as his experience in the Revolutionary War. RSVP soon.

8 NOVEMBER 2018 - Make way for the Little Big String Band! The Little Big String Band is a vintage swing quartet with Violin, Flute, Guitar and Bass. These four amazing musicians will have your hands clapping and your feet stomping, including a tune or two from the Revolutionary War! Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner beginning at 6:30pm. RSVP soon.

The Little Big String Band will perform at the Mecklenburg SAR dinner on November 8 2018.

2018 Chapter Events

24 February 2018 - The Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, the first Patriot victory during the war for Independence, begins at 10:00am. Activities will include musket and cannon demonstrations throughout both days, as well as demonstrations of colonial trades such as blacksmithing, candle dipping, spinning, cooking, gardening, powder horn making, colonial toys and games, live music, and much more. For up to date information, please follow the event on Facebook here. The event is FREE and activities will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25, 2018 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. The combined North Carolina SAR Color Guard and North Carolina DAR chapters will commence a memorial walk on Saturday February 25 starting at the visitor’s center at 10:00 AM. There will be wreaths presented at the Women’s Monument, at the Moore Monument, at the Loyalist Monument and finally at the Patriot John Grady Monument. To register your wreath and participate in the Color Guard, please contact Gary Green at garyogreen@gmail.com.

17 March 2018 - Join the North Carolina SAR for the 237th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse beginning at 10:00am at Guilford Courthouse National Battlefield Park in Greensboro, NC.

6-8 April 2018 - The 90th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina SAR will take place this year in Hickory, NC, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602. Room reservations are $95 per night by calling 828-323-1000 and ask for the SAR group block rate. Download the full RSVP form here.

18 May 2018 - Join us at Trade & Tryon Streets for the Annual Commemoration of the Signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence beginning at 12 noon. To participate in the Color Guard, please contact Jim Tatum at jimtatum@charter.net. Please arrive at 11:30am on the day of the event.

26 May 2018 - Tentative date for a Patriot grave marking ceremony for Hezekiah Dewese at Ramah Presbyterian Church, 14401 Ramah Church Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078. The program begins at 10:30am at the cemetery (located directly across the street from the Church). More details as they come.

7 July 2018 - The Mecklenburg chapter is joining the Eleanor Wilson Chapter DAR (from Washington, DC) to co-host a grave marking ceremony to rededicate the graves of Revolutionary War Patriots Eleanor Wilson and Robert Wilson at the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 7407 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter DAR has been helping to coordinate the ceremony. The service begins at 11:00am. For more information, please email the Eleanor Wilson Chapter DAR at ewchapter.100@gmail.com. To participate in the SAR Color Guard, please contact Jim Tatum at jimtatum@charter.net.

3 November 2018 - Tentative Revolutionary War Patriot Monument unveiling event at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville. More details as the date gets closer.

10 November 2018 - Charlotte Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11:00am in Uptown Charlotte. To participate in the Color Guard to lead the parade, please contact Dave Alls at david.a.alls@gmail.com.

15 December 2018 - Join our chapter for Wreaths Across America beginning at 12 noon at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104.