Previous Fiscal Year 2013 Events
November 15 - After hours talk by Dr. H. Paul Thompson, Jr. of North Greenville University, 5:30 visitor center museum
November 17 - 18 - A Backcountry Holiday - American Colonial Civilian Interpreters at the Visitor Center all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Various family activities will be at the Scruggs House, 1:30 - 4:00, on Sunday.
January 12, 2013
Race for the Grasshopper. At the end of the Battle of Cowpens, two American officers raced each other to capture the two British cannons. Each year, Cowpens National Battlefield holds a 1 mile fun run/walk and a 5k run to in remembrance of this event. Sponsored by the Spartanburg Running Club, the 1-mile fun run begins at 9:30, and the 5k begins at 10:00. For more information, please visit http://www.spartanburgrunningclub.com/
January 19 - 20, 2013
Anniversary Celebration. Please join us for special talks, guided battlefield walks, weapons firing, calvary, and domestic skills demonstrations, and much more. For the complete schedule of events, click here.
February 4, 2013
Scholar Series. Author Jim Piecuch will give a talk about Nathanael Greene at 5:30 in the Visitor Center museum.
Join a reenactor at the Scruggs House and learn about egg dyeing; 1:30 - 4:00.
Junior Ranger Day - From 10:00 - 3:30 on Saturday, April 27, the first 75 children 6 years and older who pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Booklet at the Visitor Center, complete the age-appropriate activities, and do one additional activity will earn a special Junior Ranger patch and certificate. The additional activities include attending a living history demonstration by reenactors, or participating in an interactive dummy gun drill, and completing an 18th century craft, such as making sachets. The Junior Ranger program is designed to have children and adults work together to learn more about the history and environment in our national parks.
April 27 - 28, 2013
71st Highlander Encampment - Cowpens National Battlefield is excited to announce that the North Carolina Highland Regiment/71st Highlanders will have a living history encampment on April 27-28. This is the first time that the Highlanders have been the featured group for an encampment at Cowpens. The reenactors will portray Fraser's 71st Highlanders, who fought for the British at the Battle of Cowpens. Their goal is to educate the public about the American Revolution and the Scottish soldiers and settlers of the Carolinas. Visitors can watch the regiment drill, learn the musket drill, visit their camp, and experience what 18th century soldiers did when they were not fighting a war.