Historic Halifax: Halifax Resolves Day

Event Description

On April 12th 1776, the members of the Forth Provincial Congress meeting in Halifax gave permission for North Carolina representatives in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence. The "Halifax Resolves", are regarded as the first official action by an entire colony recommending independence from Great Britain. Halifax Resolves Day, April 12th 2019, offers a full day of activities featuring historic interpreters, living history demonstrations, historical themed talks and commemorative observances. 

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  School Group Tours of Historic Halifax with Living History demonstrations and activities. 

10:30 a.m. The NC Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Wreath Laying Ceremony at Colonial Courthouse Site.

11:30 a.m. The Historical Halifax Restoration Association presents a talk on Colonial Currency featuring a guest speaker in the visitor center auditorium. 

12:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Magazine Spring for the replica Spring House, shown in vingate images of the spring.   

2:00 p.m.  Dedication of the Charters of Freedom Monument on the grounds of the Historic Halifax County Courthouse with a reception to follow at the William R. Davie House. 

Come back to Historic Halifax on  Saturday, April 13th, for the "Road to Yorktown", and learn about how American Independence was challenged by the British Army's occupation of Halifax in the spring of 1781. Costumed reenactors, military camps and historic weapons demonstrations bring this period of North Carolina's history to life. 

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