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. Adult tickets are $31 and children's tickets are $16. Download your RSVP form to mail in your check here. You can also purchase your tickets online safely through PayPal below. They charge a nominal $.99 service fee per ticket.

Adult Ticket ($31.00 + $.99 service charge)
Child Ticket ($16.00 + $.50 service charge)

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

21 April 2018 - Everybody is invited! The Gen. William Lee Davidson chapter, Sons of the Revolution, is holding their annual Lexington & Concord Patriotic Social on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 3-6pm at McCormick & Schmick's, 4335 Barclay Downs Drive, Charlotte, NC 28209 at SouthPark Mall. This is a purely social event as in years past. Members from all historical organizations around our area are invited. No RSVP needed. If you would like to attend, please come and enjoy fellowship and a cash bar.

18 May 2018 - **SAR State Event** 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 Please arrive at 11:30am on the day of the event.

8 June 2018 - **Friday Night Reception for Ramsour's Mill** The annual reception for Ramsour's Mill begins today at 5:00pm at the Quality Inn, 1550 E Main St, Lincolnton, NC 28092. The reception is free to all. The hotel phone number is 704-732-0011. There is a block of SAR rooms set aside at a special SAR price of $69.99 per room. Please call and let them know that you are with the SAR if you need a hotel room.

9 June 2018 - **SAR National Event** The 238th Commemoration of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill will take place beginning at 10:00am at the FD Jack Kiser School at 301 Jeb Seagle Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28902. Register to present a wreath and to participate in the Color Guard online here. Please RSVP with your Color Guard and wreath registration to Jack Bowman at or call 828-485-8838 before June 1st.

4 July 2018 - Our Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard will be providing the Colors for the annual new citizen Naturalization Ceremony beginning at 10:00am (approximate time) at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215. To participate in the Color Guard, please contact Jim Tatum at

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 To participate in the SAR Color Guard, please contact Jim Tatum at

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

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