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Halifax Days: Prelude to Revolution


Celebrate the 248th anniversary of the Halifax Resolves, the first official action by an entire colony recommending independence from Great Britain. This event begins a multi-year commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American revolution.  Activities for school groups will take place the morning of Friday, April 12th.  The Historical Halifax Restoration Association will host the annual Halifax Day ceremony featuring a guest speaker, at 2 p.m. followed by a reception.  The NC Society Sons of the American Revolution will host a wreath-laying ceremony at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday, the day begins at Magazine Spring, an early town water source and sacred site for the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe.  The tribal leaders will lead a traditional ceremony at the spring at 10 a.m.  The ceremony is followed by the arrival of troops on King Street, led by the Tryon Palace Fifes and Drums. Two full days of living-history activities, historical presentations, and interactions with characters from Halifax's past will combine to make this an unforgettable weekend experience.  On Friday evening, two nearby community sponsored concerts will take place.  For a full schedule of activities, please visit the event website: America 250 at NC Historic Sites | NC Historic Sites  Event Hours are as follows: Friday 9:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. This event is Free.