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 28th & Saturday, October 29th, 2016

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




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


Event Schedule


Friday, October 28, 2016, 6 pm to 9 pm
Tour The Civil War Encampments, See Nighttime Cannon Firings On Contentnea Creek,
Tour The Grifton Museum and Indian Village Re-Creation & More!
Beef Stew Supper, $6 Per Person Including Drink

Saturday, October 29, 2015, 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

11 am, "North Carolina Indians Before The English" Presentation
by Dr. David La Vere, UNC-Wilmington Professor of History, Author, and Speaker

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

1 pm, "What Happened To The Lost Colony?" Presentation
by Dr. David La Vere, UNC-Wilmington Professor of History, Author, and Speaker

Dr. David La Vere & Mr. Bryan Avery’s participation is made possible by funding
from the North Carolina 
Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit
and affiliate of the National 
Endowment for the Humanities.
NCHumanities.org

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




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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