Halifax Resolves Day commemorates April 12, 1776, the day the Fourth Provincial Congress recorded their intent to sever ties with Britain. The resolves were the first official action by an entire colony to call for independence and were adopted unanimously by the 83 delegates assembled at Halifax. 


Halifax Resolves Day will be held on April 12, 2023.  The day will include presentations, colonial music, and educational programming. The day begins with School Group Activities for Halifax County Fourth Graders.  A wreath-laying ceremony hosted by the NC Society Sons of the American Revolution takes place at 10:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., a Ribbon Cutting for the new Life and Times of William R. Davie exhibit will take place at the Davie House.  Then, at 2:00 p.m., the official Halifax Day Ceremony will take place featuring a guest speaker.  The ceremony will be followed by a reception. Halifax Day begins the official kickoff of A250NC, a multi-year, statewide remembrance of the development of a new country dedicated to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."


For more information on Halifax Resolves Day contact Historic Halifax at (252) 583-7191. To schedule a Fourth Grade School Group for the morning activities, please contact Kristal Chapman, (252) 583-7191 kristal.murphy@dncr.nc.gov 

For more information on the NCSSAR Wreath-laying ceremony, please contact: Bill Riggan, President, Halifax Resolves Chapter, real.bill@nc.rr.com 


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Halifax Resolves Day  April 12, 2023

Halifax County fourth grade students can immerse themselves at Historic Halifax and learn more about  the Halifax Resolves and North Carolina in the

 American Revolution. Tour historic buildings and speak with interpreters about daily life in the 18th century. 

For more information or to register your class for Halifax Resolves Day, contact- Kristal Murphy

Digital Resources available here


Read more about the Halifax Resolves on NCPedia


Archaeology of the Colonial Courthouse