Become a part of Living History at Moores Creek National Battlefield


CURRIE, NC (WWAY) — Have you ever wondered about becoming a historical reenactor?

On Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to Noon, Moores Creek National Battlefield will hold an informational meeting and orientation on how to get involved with Living History, which is reenacting and storytelling in a historical setting. Staff and volunteers will be provide a brief overview of volunteer opportunities offered in the park and how you can participate. There will be demonstrations and Q & A sessions. The meeting will last approximately 2 hours.

Volunteer Living History opportunities include:

  • Share the Stories of the American Revolution by joining the park’s Patriot or Loyalist military Living History Groups. The groups portray the citizen-soldiers who answered the call march. Volunteers are trained on the handling and firing of historic muskets and cannons, and how to present yourself as a soldier.
  • Share the Stories Beyond the Battlefield by joining one of our Historic Trades Programs, which include:
    • Blacksmithing
    • Woodworking
    • Foodways, including cooking and gardening
    • Clothing
    • Toys and Games
    • Medicine
    • Variety of other small programs

For each of these programs, training and clothing may be provided, depending on availability.

Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone 16 years of age or older. 

To preregister to hold a seat, please email the event coordinator at mocr_interpretation@nps.gov with your name and contact information. Preregistering is not required. 

To learn more about Moores Creek National Battlefield, click here.

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