STATESVILLE – On this Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 10-11, the N.C Department of Cultural Resources’ Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will showcase soldiers from the past with a free, educational, living history program. Visitors will learn about military experiences, and see the changes in weapons and clothing styles over 400 years.
Interpreters will present small arms and artillery firing demonstrations, ongoing demonstrations of camp life, equipment and vintage military vehicles. Hours for the program are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (704) 873-5882 or visit the Fort Dobbs website.
Fort Dobbs’ mission is to preserve and interpret the history of North Carolina’s only French and Indian War fort. It is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and offers living history programs each day. Special events and living history weekends are offered throughout the year. It is part of the Division of N.C. State Historic Sites.