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2017 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.)

11 MAY 2017 - Warren L. Bingham is an The Mecklenburg SAR chapter presents historical author Warren Bingham speaking at dinner on May 11 2017 in Charlotte.acclaimed speaker and writer with a commanding grasp of Southern history, culture, and lore. Bingham has long focused on George Washington's "Southern Tour" - the president’s 1791 visit to Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. His research and presentations have culminated in a book, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour, released in 2016 by The History Press. In the fall 2016, Bingham and his book were featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch—and he lectured to a full house at Mount Vernon. More information and reservations.

14 SEPTEMBER 2017 - We welcome The Mecklenburg SAR chapter welcomes Cherokee Chief Attakullakulla for a dinner presentation on August 17 2017 in Charlotte.Attakullakulla, Peace Chief of the Cherokee Nation from about 1754 until his death (ca.1780-1783). He was called the "most important Indian of his day." He was trained to become a leader among the Cherokee people. Attakullakulla is portrayed magnificently by Captain Robert K. Rambo (USA, Ret.), who earned his BA (History) from the Virginia Military Institute, his teacher certification (History) at UVAWise, and his M.A. (US History Cherokee Studies Program) at Western Carolina University. His research centered on Attakullakulla during the 18th century. RSVP soon.

16 NOVEMBER 2017 - We welcome The Mecklenburg SAR chapter welcomes historical author and storyteller Randell Jones on November 16 2017 and his presentation on "Saving Col. Williams"back to our chapter for the 4th year in a row, historical author and storyteller Randell Jones! You'll delight in hearing Randell's new story of "Saving Col. Williams," which revolves around the SC Militia and the Lincoln County Militia at the Battle of Kings Mountain. Randell's telling of the story attempts to rectify the differing accounts of the role and motivations of Colonel James Williams with his known character, that of a true and courageous patriot. Col. James Williams arrived at The Cowpens in command of the South Carolina militiamen and the men he had recruited in North Carolina. Williams was a valiant patriot. He had a long career of service during the Revolution and was one of the three commanders at the Battle of Musgrove’s Mill. RSVP soon.

2017 Chapter Events

12 April 2017 - The 241st Anniversary Celebration of the Adoption of the Halifax Resolves will be held Wednesday, April 12th at 10:30 am on the site of the Colonial Courthouse on Market St. adjacent to the Historic Halifax Visitors Center located at 25 St. David St., Halifax, NC 27839. A luncheon will be held at the Halifax United Methodist Church, 150 S. King St. in Halifax at 12:00 pm. The cost of the meal will be $12.00. Download the Wreath Presentation Form here.

21-22 April 2017 - North Carolina SAR 89th Annual Meeting at the Hilton Greenville, 207 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834. More information.

13 May 2017 - The Mecklenburg Chapter will assist the Clear Creek Militia Chapter of the DAR in marking the grave of Revolutionary Patriot Captain Matthew Stewart at noon, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227.

20 May 2017 - The annual ceremony for the Signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence will take place at the corner of Trade & Tryon in Uptown Charlotte beginning at 12:00pm. To participate, contact Ken Luckey at ken@mecklenburgsar.org.