Coffee with the Curator: Before They Were Heroes at King Mountain

September 9 2015, 10:00am - September 16 2015

Caldwell Heritage Museum

FREE ($5 donation suggested)

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Facilitator: Randall Jones

Author, historian and storyteller Randell Jones will speak at the Caldwell Heritage Museum in Lenoir at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday September 9.  His subject will be the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Former United States Senator James T. Broyhill, originally scheduled to speak, is recovering from an illness.  He personally arranged for Mr. Jones to appear for this month’s “Coffee with the Curator” program at the Museum. 

On October 7, 1780, the assembled volunteers from this area undertook a mission to protect their homes and families by facing down the formidable British Army, and in that act help secure for this fledgling nation the freedoms we enjoy today.  Mr. Jones will tell the story of that important battle of the Revolutionary War.

Mr. Jones, a resident of Winston-Salem, is the author of several award-winning history books, including “Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain,” whose forward was written by Senator Broyhill. He is a past-president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association and he has written about the creation of the trail route as a national historic trail and effort supported by Senator Broyhill and the late Bill Stronach of Lenoir.  The first commemorative march occurred forty years ago.

The program is one in the “Coffee with the Curator” series, and is open to the public.  Coffee and pastry will be provided.  A contribution $5.00 is requested, but not required. 

The Caldwell Heritage Museum is located at 112 Vaiden Street, on Davenport Hill, in downtown Lenoir.

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