August 1775 (18th-C. Backcountry Lifeways)

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Education Series
Event Date:
Sunday, August 13, 2017 1pm - 5pm
1500 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
Sunday, August 13, 1 – 5PM
The setting: Summer heat fuels the unrest and uncertainty of new colonists struggling for survival and
independence. 49 brave husbands, sons, farmers are about to sign a document to change their lives
forever, the Tryon Association. Visit Moss Station on the Backcountry farm to learn of this important
event in Gaston County’s history while exploring the daily chores, pastimes and challenges of Frontier
life. Reenactors from the 6th NC Historical Society will demonstrate black powder firing and flintlock
firearms. An official reading of the Tryon Resolves will be held at 4:30pm. Bring the family to this historic celebration that is full of fun for all ages! Huzzah!