History To-Go: American Revolution

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Did you know that North Carolina had a tea party too? In 1774 the women of Edenton, North Carolina, led by Penelope Barker, declared a boycott on British goods – especially tea and cloth. They wrote their resolves and mailed them to England, where English newspapers reported on the ladies. It became known as the Edenton Tea Party. The Edenton Tea Party was just one of the ways that North Carolina pushed for independence. On February 27, 1776 the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge took place in Pender County, North Carolina. Patriots won the day, and the end of the battle signaled the end of royal rule in North Carolina. Less that three months later, on April 12, 1776, the Halifax Resolves were signed in Halifax, North Carolina. It was the first official action taken for independence in the entire country, and it pushed the Continental Congress to take their own action against England. Three months later, they wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence.

March's "History To-Go" box features The American Revolution! You can come by the museum starting Tuesday, March 1, 2022 to pick up a box (limit 2 per family). Limited supplies, so come early!  You can select the links below to access the box contents if you cannot get to the museum to pick yours up!

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Thanks to funding from the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex Foundation Inc, and the Arts Council of Fayetteville we are offering FREE "History To-Go", take home craft kits.