Special to Iredell Free News

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline” event on November 12-13. Visitors will learn about the experiences of soldiers and support personnel over the past 450 years.

“It’s important for us to remember the men and women who have sacrificed to make us who we are today as a country,” Site Manager Scott Douglas said.

The educational program will offer a sample of soldier life throughout history.

Re-enactors dressed as soldiers and support personnel from the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam, American Revolution, and many other time periods will present scheduled historic weapons firing demonstrations, along with ongoing displays of camp life, equipment, and cooking.

Event hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per person (ages 5 and up). Veterans and active military are free with government ID. For more information, call (704) 873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.org.

About Fort Dobbs

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of Fort Dobbs and North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War. It is open Tuesday-Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special events and living history weekends are offered throughout the year. Fort Dobbs is located at 438 Fort Dobbs Road in Statesville. It is part of the Division of N.C. State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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