Halifax County will dedicate its new Charters of Freedom display on Friday at 2 p.m., concluding the festivities of the annual Halifax Day celebration.
The Charters of Freedom display is provided by Foundation Forward Inc., a nonprofit educational project.
The Charters of Freedom setting includes the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It is designed to mimic the original display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Unique to Halifax County’s display, the Halifax Resolves will also be added. The Halifax Resolves was the document adopted by the Fourth North Carolina Provincial Congress that became a basis on which the Declaration of Independence was drafted.
The Halifax Resolves was adopted on April 12, 1776, hence the Halifax Day celebration each year on the same day. Halifax County is known as, “Where the Spirit of Independence Was Born.”
The cost of the display is covered by Foundation Forward Inc., along with private donations.
Ken Wilson, friend of Halifax County, secured the private donations that covered the extra costs including the addition of the Halifax Resolves.
The Charters of Freedom can be found on the front lawn of the Old Commissioners Building, situated beside the Historic Courthouse.
Halifax Resolves Day, April 12th
9:00 a.m. —12:30 p.m. School Group Tours
and Living History Activities
10:30 a.m. North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution Wreath-Laying Ceremony
11:30 a.m. Colonial Currency talk by Robert Schreiner in the Visitor Center Auditorium, sponsored by the Historical Halifax Restoration Association
12:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for a replica Spring House at Magazine Spring
2:00 p.m. Dedication Ceremony for the Charters of Freedom Monument on the grounds of the Historic Halifax County Courthouse
3:00 p.m. Reception in the William R. Davie House
Road to Yorktown, April 13th
9 a.m. Living History Activities Begin
10:30 a.m. Crown Forces March Down King Street
11a.m. Battle of Halifax Demonstration (Market Square)
12:00pm to 1:30pm Live Music at Morattico Artisan Fair
1:45pm Artillery Demonstration (Behind Tap-Room)
2:30pm Court Martial Vignette (1838 Jail)
3:30pm Meet a Dragoon (Dragoon Camp)
4:00pm Artillery Demonstration & event conclusion (Tap-Room)
Morattico Artisan Fair, April 13th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Sponsored by the Town of Halifax on King Street in Halifax for
Local Art, Crafts, Food, Pottery, Homemade Baked Goods & Live Music from Noon to 1:30 p.m.
All vendors will feature Homemade & Handcrafted items