Tuesday, February 23, 2016

240th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, Currie, North Carolina

The chapter will be represented at Moores Creek National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service) to recognize the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in Currie, NC, on Saturday, February 27, 2016 beginning at 10 AM. As a chapter we will carry our chapter banner (flag) and place the Brunswick Town Chapter wreath at this site. Several patriotic organizations take part that day.

Here is a little history of this famous battle:
In the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in North Carolina on February 27, 1776, during the Revolutionary War (1775-83), American forces defeated the British. The victory ended British authority in North Carolina and provided an important boost to Patriot morale. Within two months of the American victory, on April 12, 1776, North Carolina became the first colony to vote in favor of independence from Britain.  Richard Caswell, who led the Patriots to victory at Moores Creek, later served as North Carolina’s first and fifth governor.

All chapter members are encouraged to attend. Moores Creek National Battlefield is 22 miles north of Wilmington. As more information becomes available it will be forwarded to you.

Diane Kuebert, Regent


The Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table will meet on March 9th

From – Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table
              Wilmington, Southport, NC
Date – February 19, 2016
Contact:  Connie Hendrix – 910-278-6705

     The Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table will meet on March 9th at St.
Johns Masonic Lodge #1, 4712 Oriole Drive, Wilmington.  Doors open at 6:30, the program begins at 7 pm. 
     Randall Jones, Award Winning Author and Storyteller will share stories from America’s fight for independence.  His topic will be “Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain” which was the “turning of the tide” in the American Revolution, a conflict between Americans – Whig rebels from the back-country against Loyalists trained as British forces.
     Classroom teachers in New Hanover and Brunswick County will receive a free hardback copy of Roy Thompson’s “Before Liberty” a courtesy of Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table.
       This presentation is made possible through funding provided by the North Carolina Humanities Council.
     Admission – Members – No charge.  Guest $5.00 which can apply towards a $25.00 yearly membership.
     For more information, call Connie Hendrix – 910-278-6705.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Brunswick Town DAR Chapter Presents Flag on February 16, 2016, Habitat House Dedication Celebration

On February 16, 2016, Habitat for Humanity House Dedication Celebration. Diane Kuebert, Regent presented Harold Jones the American Flag for his new home at Southport.
Other members of the Brunswick Town Chapter present were Carol Jutte, Vice Regent; Deanna Antonio, United States Flag Chairman & Executive Director of Brunswick County Habitat; Annetta Clark & Jackie Craft

Photo taken by John Muuss, professional photographer

photographs taken by Carol Jutte, Brunswick Town DAR Vice-Regent.