Dates & Times
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Type of Event
Join us as we explore “The Ghost of Culloden” from Diana Gabaldon’s book, “A Breath of Snow and Ashe.” Moores Creek National Battlefield presents Outlander at the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge as our bi-annual Scottish Heritage Day Event on Saturday October 14, 2023 from 10 am until 3 pm.
This year’s program will be centered around the acclaimed Outlander book series. We will give tours discussing the difference between Diana Gabaldon’s take on the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge and actual events. We will have Highland Soldiers, colonial trades such as blacksmithing, Scottish dancers, guest speakers, bagpipers and more.
Ranger Jason Howell will be providing guided tours of the Moores Creek Battlefield focused on the accounts of the battle depicted in the Outlander book series, as compared to firsthand accounts of the battle. These tours will be offered at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00 pm. The tours meet in Patriot's Field.
The Wilmington Police Pipes and Drums will perform at noon and 2:00 pm in the Colonial Music area in Patriot's Field.
Guest speaker times inside Patriot's Hall
11:00 am - Christine Lamberton, Site Manager, Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens - Outlander and the Cape Fear podcast.
1:00 pm - Catherine Fort - President, Scottish Society of Wilmington -
Curious about the Gaelic languages? Join us for a Gaelic Primer session to learn about the differences in the six Gaelic languages, the efforts to save the languages in modern day and some basic lessons in speaking the language of the Highland Scots. While not a fluent speaker, Catherine Fort will use her knowledge and trusty English-Gaelic dictionary to try to help decipher words and phrases you might want to know.
Catherine became interested in learning Gaelic during a visit to Scotland in 2001. On returning home, she was surprised to find that her county public school’s adult education program offered a Gaelic class. She spent 8 years meeting with a class weekly, and picked up her studies again during the Pandemic Pause. Making no claim to being fluent, or to having perfect pronunciation and grammar, she hopes to share some of her knowledge with others. She lives with her three cats, Ceann Ruadh (Redhead), Fitheach (Raven), and Piseag (Kitten).
3:00 pm - Dr. Kimberly Sherman, Associate Professor, Cape Fear Community College
Reservation or Registration: No
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