245th Anniversary Videos

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Anniversary Banner on Moores Creek Bridge

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Welcome to Moores Creek National Battlefield's Virtual Anniversary Program. While we wish you all could be at the park with us, the health and safety of our park staff, volunteers, and visitors is our number one priority. We have worked with several partner sites and other presenters to bring you virtual content that will help you gain a better understanding of the Moores Creek Campaign and its significance in American History. All of our videos will be released on this page and will be available beyond this weekend!

We have several webpages for you to explore! We have a page that contains all of our previous civliian demonstrations, which include colonial beverages, blacksmithing, and more!

We also have a page of videos and activities just for kids! These activities include word searches, coloring pages, and a link to our Virtual Junior Ranger Program. We will even be holding a virtual swearing-in ceremony for all of our Virtual Junior Ranger participants on Saturday Feb. 27 at 4:00 pm.

We hope you enjoy all of our virtual activities!
 
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Duration:
1 minute, 52 seconds

This video of Superintendent Matthew Woods standing next to Moores Creek Bridge welcomes all visitors to the park's 245th Virtual Anniversary Program.

 
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Duration:
12 minutes, 35 seconds

Join Moores Creek National Battlefield staff, volunteers, and members of the DAR, SAR, CAR, and the Scottish Society of Wilmington as they present the "virtual" wreath-laying ceremony. Program will include virtual wreaths presented by SAR, DAR, and CAR chapters.

 
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Duration:
19 minutes, 16 seconds

UNCW Professor Emeritus Chris Fonveille discusses the events that led to the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776.

 
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Duration:
1 minute, 44 seconds

Join Moores Creek National Battlefield Volunteer Will Deszo for a demonstration of a Brown Bess Musket.

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 44 seconds

This video from the 2017 Commemoration of the Battle of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, includes a narration about the battle, as well as musket and cannon demonstrations.

 
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Duration:
14 minutes, 47 seconds

Dr. Kimberly Sherman from Cape Fear Community College discusses the Highland Scots in the leadup to the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 3 seconds

Join Richmond National Battlefield Ranger Bert Dunkerly as he discusses the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. Ranger Dunkerly previously served at Moores Creek National Battlefield.

 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 53 seconds

Join staff and volunteers of Moores Creek National Battlefield, as well as staff from Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, for a virtual artillery demonstration.

 
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Duration:
11 minutes, 4 seconds

John Moseley, Site Interpreter at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, discusses 18th century dentistry and techniques used by dentists in the colonial period. He also shows tools used by colonial dentists.

 
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Duration:
15 minutes, 28 seconds

Park Guide Jason Howell takes you on a tour of Moores Creek National Battlefield. This is a part of the park's virtual 245th anniversary commemoration.

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 39 seconds

Christine Lamberton, Site Director of the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens discusses the Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, and the important role that John Burgwin played in the leadup to the American Revolution.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 29 seconds

Join Ranger Adam Credle for a Virtual Swearing-in Ceremony for Virtual Junior Ranger participants!

 
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Duration:
12 minutes, 17 seconds

Ranger Jason Howell discusses the Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon, specifically her section on the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.

 
 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 43 seconds

Join park volunteer Bill Perks for a selection of music played on the bagpipes.

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 14 seconds

The Carolina Thunder Mugs, members of the Mecklenburg Militia, who you would usually see as a part of the Moores Creek Anniversary celebration, perform colonial tunes, such as Roll the Old Chariot Along, British Grenadiers, and Harvest Home.

 
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Duration:
6 minutes, 34 seconds

Colonial Musician Ken Bloom plays Si Beag Si Mor, a Turlough O'Carolan tune, followed by a jig, Father O'Flynn, and then Over the Hills and Far Away, all on the dulcimer.

 
 
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Duration:
6 minutes, 32 seconds

Join Moores Creek National Battlefield Volunteer Kayla Collins as she takes a colonial recipe and adapts it for use in a modern kitchen. Today's recipe: pork chops!

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 23 seconds

Presented by Halifax State Historic Site, site Interpreters Frank McMahon and Kristal Murphy highlight what happened to the Loyalists taken prisoner after the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 41 seconds

Join staff from Camp Flintlock as they demonstrate both the playing of the fife and drum, and how to build a fire with flint and steel!

 
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Duration:
6 minutes

Join us for another installment of Colonial Cooking in Kayla's Kitchen. This edition is a recipe for you and your kids to work on together. Today, Kayla shows you how to make butter, as well as a recipe you can use your created butter on, Johnny Cakes!

 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 29 seconds

Park Guide Jason Howell discusses the differences between Minutemen and Militiamen as it pertains to the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.

 
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Duration:
9 minutes, 2 seconds

Ranger Gary Alexander from Fort Sumter/Fort Moultrie National Historical Park as he discusses the aftermath of the Moores Creek Campaign and the upcoming battles in Charleston at Sullivan's Island.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 43 seconds

Join Ranger William Caldwell from the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail for a short presentation about the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail and King's Mountain National Military Park.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 41 seconds

Join Ginny Fowler, Acting Chief of Interpretation for Cowpens National Battlefield, for a short presentation about the Battle of Cowpens and the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 42 seconds

Ginny Fowler, Acting Chief of Interpretation for Ninety Six National Historic Site shares about the important role that the town of Ninety Six played in the American Revolution.

Last updated: February 28, 2021

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