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North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper will give remarks when Historic Halifax commemorates Resolves Day on April 12.

The April 12 event will be followed by the historic site’s Road to Yorktown day on April 15.

Resolves Day observances begin at 10 a.m. and will run through 4 p.m. on April 12.

Buildings will be open for tours and there will be costumed interpreters from 10 a.m. to noon.

At 10:30 a.m. the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its annual wreath-laying event.

At 2 p.m. the Historical Halifax Restoration Association will hold its program at 2 p.m. when Cooper will give her remarks. The featured speaker for the event is State Archivist Sarah Koontz.

Road to Yorktown

On April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the historic site will hold its Road to Yorktown event, a commemoration of the British occupation of Halifax before the troops were ordered to Virginia where they met their ultimate defeat in Yorktown.

Interpreter Frank Mahone said at 10:30 a.m. visitors will have a chance to meet a British dragoon and at 11 a.m. there will be an artillery demonstration. At noon there will be a meet a freedom seeker event where the quest for African-American freedom will be discussed.

At 1 p.m. there will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Halifax demonstrating the British attack on the town in the spring of 1781.

There will be another chance to meet a dragoon at 2:30 p.m. and a final artillery demonstration at 3 p.m.

Buildings at the historic site will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with costumed interpreters.