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Historical Association Events
February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Educational Series on Revolutionary War in NC
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Sun, Feb 25, 2pm
Dr. Carole Troxler – The Regulator Movement and the Revolution in the North Carolina Backcountry The American Revolutionary War and events leading up to it will be the topic of a three-part educational series sponsored by the Chatham County Historical Association. Special attention will be given to the roles played by people and events taking place in the 18th century North Carolina “backcountry,” of which what is now Chatham County was a part. Presenters will be well-known local historian Gene Brooks and Professor emerita of Elon University Carole Troxler. The Historical Association’s programs are free and everyone is welcome. Join us to learn more about what was happening in our area during this exciting time in America’s history.
Carole Troxler is Professor emerita of Elon University, where she taught history for 33 years. She is the author of five books, including the 2011 work, Farming Dissenters: The Regulator Movement in Piedmont North Carolina. The North Carolina Society of Historians has honored Professor Troxler with a 2017 Historical Book Award for her newest book and first work of fiction, The Red Dog: A Tale of the Carolina Frontier (Lizzy’s Yarn), a work also set in the 1760s in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina. Dr. Troxler delights in the study of “obscure people”–people who left little in the way of letters and private papers and who haven’t been considered “important people.”
Location for the programs: Historic Chatham County Courthouse.