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237th Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan


On Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m., the Sons (SAR) and Daughters (DAR) of the American Revolution will host the annual Crossing of the Dan Commemoration at The Prizery. The program will include the presentation of wreaths by SAR, DAR, and local officials. Michael Cecere will present the keynote address. Cecere is an educator and noted-author of 13 books on the American Revolution.

Following the morning program, guests are invited to visit the permanent exhibit located on the third floor of The Prizery and the outdoor exhibit at the Boyd's Ferry site on the Dan River.

Weather permitting, a dramatic re-enactment of the Crossing of the Dan by colonial troops will culminate the day's activities. A replica ferry boat will transport troops across the river as muskets and cannons fire.

A Brunswick Stew lunch will be available for $5. 

On Sunday, February 18, Woodlawn Plantation will host Revolutionary War Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include re-enactors in an encampment as both British and American soldiers. Visitors will be able to observe hearth cooking in the camps, visit a sutler who will have hand-blown bottles and other period items for sale, and see tents in an encampment.

Food and beverage will be available for sale on the front lawn from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visitors will also be able to tour the house at 11 a.m., Noon, and 1 p.m. There will be a skirmish re-enactment shortly after 2 p.m. 

Woodlawn Plantation is located at 6011 Clover Road, three miles outside the village of Clover. Admission is $12 for adults and free for children under 12. 


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