April 1, 2014
NINETY SIX — Ninety Six National Historic Site will present 96 Crossroads: Revolution in the Backcountry, formerly known as Revolutionary War Days, on April 5 and April 6. Scheduled events are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Visitor Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Highlights include a variety of programs, including historic weapons demonstrations, and a lecture about the Revolution in the South by noted historian and author Michael C. Scoggins of the Culture & Heritage Center and the Southern Revolutionary War Institute in York County.
Other events include a guided tour to explore Ninety Six’s Revolutionary War history. Wander through the British, Continental, and militia encampments to discover military and camp life as well as hear from the distaff, or the women and children that followed the troops.
Visitors will hear from Andrew Pickens, as portrayed by Scott Hodges and meander amongst the civilians who demonstrate daily lifestyle activities and practice different crafts and trades. Jim McGaw will conduct a talk on 18th century music and playing on a dulcimer.
The Sons of American Revolution will commemorate the lives lost at Ninety Six with a wreath-laying ceremony. Children’s activities will occur throughout both days.
All activities are free to the public. In case of inclement weather, some activities might be cancelled.
Ninety Six National Historic Site is home to battlefields from the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War and more. The park is located two miles south of the town of Ninety Six on S.C. 248. Visit www.nps.gov/nisi/index.htm or call 864-543-4068 for more information.