Explore and Settle the South Carolina Backcountry at Ninety Six NHS on April 14 and 15 2012

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Date: March 29, 2012
Contact: Ninety Six NHS, 864-543-4068

NINETY SIX, South Carolina: Walk among Cherokee and Settlers from the 18th century at Old Ninety Six.Visitors can hear different perspectives about exploration and settlement of the backcountry.Ninety Six National Historic Site presents traditional and new activities during this biannual event which commemorates the settlement and development of the Carolina Backcountry prior to the Revolutionary War. Lifeways of the Cherokee Indians and Colonial Settlers will be held Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and Sunday, April 15 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Superintendent, John Slaughter invites all to "Prepare to be propelled back to a time when the land and people were transforming into what would eventually become this great nation. It was a time when the great frontier was South Carolina's back door."

 

Highlights of the event include visits from Robert Gouedy, trader of Old Ninety Six and Attakullakulla, Cherokee Peace Chief.Preston Bruce of Pickens Co. Historical Society will present a model of Fort Prince George and discuss the system of early fortifications in the backcountry.Other scheduled programs include Faire Wynds, an 18th century circus, as well as swivel gun, musket, and prehistoric weapons demonstrations.Several guided tours will be available to explore park history. Living history demonstrations, reenactor encampments, colonial music, and children's activities will occur throughout both days.

 

Don't forget to stop by the visitor center to watch the park movie, Ninety Six: Crossroads of a Revolution, browse the bookstore, and discover artifacts in the museum. All activities are free and open to the public.

 

Ninety Six National Historic Site is home to battlefields from the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War and much more. The park is located 2 miles south of the town of Ninety Six on Highway 248.For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/nisi/index.htm or call (864) 543-4068. In case of inclement weather, some activities may be cancelled.

 

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Ninety Six, SC 29666

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