Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Cowpens National Battlefield is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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On Tuesday July 17th 2012, six local youth and two adults working with the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Cowpens National Battlefield took a 4-day “spike trip” to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This trip was the capstone of their 8-week work experience. Prior to working in the YCC, most of these students had never visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the 3 additional NPS sites where they completed conservation work. Read more
Throughout the 2012 summer and into the fall school season, Cowpens National Battlefield developed a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate in order to expand National Park Service education programs, and the use of parks as places of learning. Read more
For twenty-seven years, Cowpens National Battlefield has worked with the Spartanburg Running Club to turn a race to capture two British grasshopper cannons into an annual 1-mile fun run and a 5k run/walk. Read more
On January 14 – 15, 2012, re-enactors in Revolutionary War period clothing brought the 18th century to life for nearly 4,000 visitors at Cowpens National Battlefield. Living history presentations, author lectures, and a genealogy workshop gave visitors the opportunity to learn more about our heritage and their family history. Read more
On June 16th several experienced photographers learned how to take better, more interesting pictures with their digital cameras during a free workshop at Cowpens National Battlefield. Read more
Did You Know?
Revolutionary War soldiers nailed heel plates such as these to their boots reinforcing the heel so they would not wear down as quickly as without them.