Uptown Charlotte saw plenty of action in the years before and during the Revolutionary War, including the 1780 Battle of Charlotte between local patriots and the forces of Lord Cornwallis, the British commander who spent 16 humiliating days in Charlotte during September 1780. Learn why the hornet's nest is Charlotte's symbol. (Hint: It involves an annoyed Cornwallis, after local militia pestered his men relentlessly.) Learn why May 20 is a significant date for Charlotte. Led by local historian and author Scott Syfert, this event will tell you about Charlotte's Revolutionary history as you follow the Liberty Walk through uptown.
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Start/End: Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Host: Scott Syfert
Accessibility: This event is accessible and open.
Registration: Registration is requested but not required. To register, please visit http://plancharlotte.org/story/discover-your-city-city-walks-2017.
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