Spring has finally sprung here in western North Carolina and there is a lot going on that you might be interested in.
On April 5 there is a talk at Mars Hill College on Madison County Civil War regiments. You can learn more here.
April 10 is Park Day, an event sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust. Park Day is “an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small.” You can find a list of North Carolina sites looking for volunteers here.
On the evening of April 12, I will be involved in a Caldwell County and the Civil War program at the library in Lenoir. This will be a “round table” type of discussion and is open to everyone. Make sure you bring a friend.
On April 13, Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will be speaking at the Broyhill on the campus of Appalachian State University (at 8:00 pm). This event is also free and open to the public.
And, on April 17, I will be leading a tour of downtown Burnsville and the Civil War. We will be looking at sites like the place where local people hung Zeb Vance in effigy and where the April 1864 Burnsville Raid took place. We will meet at 1:00 pm on the square in front of the library. This event is also free.
I hope to see you around!