John Lawson Legacy Days
Celebrating Pioneer Heritage On Historic Contentnea Creek
Travel Back In Time For A Free, Family-Friendly Event!
437A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, North Carolina 28530

Friday, October 27th & Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Download a high-resolution PDF of the Event Poster and Press Release via this link.
More info about the 2017 John Lawson Legacy Days Event will be available soon.
Please check back here or visit us on our John Lawson Legacy Days facebook page for updates.
We look forward to seeing you, your family, and friends this October in Grifton, North Carolina!




Event Schedule


Friday, October 27,2017 6 pm to 9 pm
Tour The Civil War Encampments, See Night time Cannon Firings On Contentnea Creek,
Tour The Grifton Museum and Indian Village Re-Creation & More!




Saturday, October 28, 2017  9 am to 5 pm
Tour The Civil War Encampments, See Daytime Cannon Firings On Contentnea Creek,
Tour The Grifton Museum and Indian Village Re-Creation, 
Hear Eastern North Carolina History Presentations, Visit Exhibitors, See Demonstrations


Take A Boat Ride On Contentnea Creek & More!

9 am to 5 pm, "Tar, Pitch & Turpentine:  Naval Stores In North Carolina, 1705 - 1950"
Talks and Demonstrations Throughout the Day of a Tar Kiln by Mr. Bryan Avery, Living Historian



10 am,  Jim White talks about "Portsmouth Island"
Jim will be bring his books "A Walk in the Past" and "Paradise Lost"
Jim will have his books for sale and be doing a book signing.



12 noon, Lunch items available for sale include hot dogs, sausage dogs, and butter beans & sausage

1 pm, George Mewborn will be doing a talk on Fort Neoheroka
which was a Tuscarora Fort located in Greene Co.




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Download a high-resolution PDF of the Event Poster and Press Release via this link.

We Look Forward To Seeing You This Year!




















Photos from the 2015 John Lawson Legacy Days event are available via this link.
Our thanks to Connor Hanes Brown for taking and sharing the photos and
to the Pitt County ROTC Students for their assistance with the event.








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