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Celebration of Gov. Richard Caswell

Schedule of Activities

 for the Week of  August 12-19, 2007

at Kinston, North Carolina

An exciting week of miscellaneous activities going on through out Kinston to
Celebrate the Life of Gov. Richard Caswell - Father of Our State

Make your plans now and come to visit Kinston the week of August 12-19

Celebration of Gov. Richard Caswell - Father of Our State

Activities for the Week of August 12 – 19, 2007 

SUNDAY-August 12:

03:00 Richard Caswell Memorial Service and Masonic Bible Presentation
Location :
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 800 Rountree St. at corner with Rhem St.

05:00  Wreath Laying Ceremony by Historic Preservation Group/LC Colonial Commission
Location:  Caswell Monument at Courthouse 130 S. Queen St, at the corner of with King St.

05:15 Veterans Military SALUTE to Richard Caswell
Location:  Caswell Monument at Courthouse 130 S. Queen St, at the corner with King St.

MONDAY-August 13:

7:00 Gov. and  Mrs. Caswell Reception /Release of Caswell Biography
Location:  Community Council for the Arts  400 N. Queen St. at corner with Blount St. (Downtown)

TUESDAY-August 14:

7:00 Kinston Lenoir Community Chorale Patriotic Tribute
Location - Kinston High School Performing Arts Center2601 N. Queen St

7:30 Lecture on the "Black Experience in  Revolutionary  North Carolina"
Location - Kinston High School Performing Arts Center2601 N. Queen St

WEDNESDAY-August 15:

5:00 Gov. Caswell Essay Awards Presentation and Social
Location: Harmony Hall 100 Block of East King (across from Courthouse)

THURSDAY-August 16:

11 am to 1 pm / 2pm to 4 pm Museum Row DayRichard Caswell visiting at all sites throughout the day
Location - Historic Downtown Kinston King, Queen and Heritage Streets

7:00 Kinston Indians Baseball – Caswell throws the first pitch and enjoys the ball game
Indians Vs. Salem 
Location – Historic Grainger Stadium 400 E. Vernon Ave. at the  corner of East Street

 FRIDAY-August 17:

08:45 – 9:00 Caswell Descendant’s Wreath Laying Ceremony at Caswell Family Cemetery
Location: Caswell Family Cemetery at Gov. Caswell State Historic Site

09:00 National Sojourners – Flag Presentation
Location: Caswell Family Cemetery at Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 2612 W. Vernon Ave. (US 70 Business)

 09:25 The Grand Lodge of NC Ancient Free and Accepted Masons will re-enact Masonic Burial Ceremonies of Richard Caswell
Location: Caswell Family Cemetery at Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 2612 W. Vernon Ave. (US 70 Business)

10:30 Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps
Location: Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 2612 W. Vernon Ave. (US 70 Business)

11:00 Re-opening of the Caswell Memorial Museum w/dignitaries
Location: Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 2612 W. Vernon Ave. (US 70 Business)

 2:30 "A Hero Among Masons" Granite Marker Ceremony by the Grand Lodge of NC Ancient Free and Accepted Masons for Brother Richard Caswell
Location: Caswell Family Cemetery at Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 2612 W. Vernon Ave. (US 70 Business)

6:00 Richard Caswell Lecture by Dr. Keats Sparrow
Location: Small Auditorium (Main building) at Lenoir Community College at intersection of Hwy 70 E and Hwy 58

7:00pm - 9pm   A floating reception given by St. John's  Masonic Lodge #4 and Richard Caswell Masonic Lodge #704 honor their brother Richard Caswell and his living descendants.
Location: St John Lodge # 4 , 1810 N. Herritage Street (11 blocks north of West Vernon Ave.)

SATURDAY-August 18:

9:00-4:00 Living Histories
Location: Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 2612 w. Vernon Ave. (Hwy 70 Business)

10:30 am Daughter of the American Revolution, Sons of the American revolution, Children of the American Revolution  and Colonial Dames Wreath Laying Ceremony
Location: Caswell Family Cemetery at Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 2612 W. Vernon Ave. (US 70 Business)

10:00-4:00 Living Histories
Location: Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 

Caswell Descendants Gathering 
Location: Harmony Hall 100 Block of East King Street.  Parking around the corner at Harmony Hall side entrance or in the courthouse parking lot

7:00 National Guard Band Concert
Location -Grainger Hill Performing Arts Center

 SUNDAY-August 19:

9:00-4:00 Living Histories
Location: Gov. Caswell State Historic Site 2612 w. Vernon Ave. (Hwy 70 Business)

ALL WEEK EVENTS
 August 14-18
Tuesday - Friday (10am - 6pm)
Colonial and Revolutionary Exhibits
Saturday (10am - 2pm)

Location: Community Council for the Arts 400 N. Queen St. at corner with Blount St. (Downtown)

August 12-19
Monday-Thursday (9am-9pm )
Friday and Saturday (9 am-6 pm)
Sunday (12pm  to 4 pm)  Colonial and Revolutionary Exhibits
Location: Neuse Regional Library 510N. Queen St. at corner with Washington Ave. (Downtown)

 

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