History comes to life at Living History program

CURRIE, NC (WWAY) — At Moores Creek National Battlefield Saturday, families were given an experience of what life was like during 1776.

From traditional blacksmith work to colonial cuisine, there was something for everyone to explore.

“On some ends it’s a hands on encounter. The ability to touch and feel these things and for some people it’s educational. Learning about the battle, a significant battle that I feel like not many people know about, is very nice.”

For Ila Stave and her brother, the chance to get a hands on experience and play with some of the toys is what made it fun for them.

“We sit on our iPads all day but I actually kind of want those toys because their fun to play with.”

In early October, this event wasn’t possible.

“So the spot that we’re standing in, we’d actually be significantly under water, probably another two or three feet of water above my head. I was canoeing here several weeks ago.”

Park Ranger Nate Toering says Hurricane Matthew left damage to the park and buildings but staff was able to repairs enough for things to go as planned.

Toering hoped that the event lets everyone know that they are back open and that people should come back to experience this national park.

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