237th Anniversary of Cease Fire and Liberation.
On 14 December, 1782, the besieged British garrison on the Charlestown peninsula requested a cease fire to march out of the city in retreat to their ships in the harbor.The last of the organized British forces in America south of New York City were escorted to their evacuation ships by General Anthony Wayne’s Continental Regiment of mounted dragoons. Later in the day the Southern Continental Army led a liberation parade into the city, beginning a tradition of celebration of this historic event that we continue to this day.
OVTA will participate in the historic event.
OVTA has been invited to Old Tyme Christmas Dinner on January 4th!
Tennesseans 4 Living History cordially invite you to attend dinner and fellowship with Tennessee historians.
Don't miss an opportunity to meet Directors, Board members and members of other Historical Organizations and Living History reenactors.
A great opportunity to share ideas, meet new folks, make new friends and see old friends.
East Tennessee History Museum will be open from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Dinner and entertainment 6:45 - 8:00.
RSVP by December 27, 2019
Go to this facebook link for more details and to make a reservation. https://facebook.com/events/398436897532558/?ti=ia
OVTA members and guests should attend this meeting.
The National Park Service at Kings Mountain/Cowpens have developed a blackpowder safety training course. It is a hands on training for safety, how to handle a firelock, firing the firelock, what to do around visitors, and other important points. This training is required for anyone wanting to fire their weapons on NPS property (Cowpens and Kings Mountain). Good for 1 year. No charge.
Need to register to participate by February 15. May register online or email RG Ashber at email@example.com.
Plan to have more trainings during the year.
Overmountain Victory Trail Association
1780 Muster Place
Abingdon, VA 24210