• Battle of Guilford Courthouse Reenactment
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  • Hoskins House
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  • Guilford Courthouse Colonial Life
  • Battle of Guilford Courthouse Camp Life

Welcome to Guilford Battleground Company

A Message from our President–Ed Deaton

Dear Patriot and Board Member,

We have had a lot of change this year, and I hope with this newsletter to inform everyone of what is happening with the Battleground Company. There have been organizational changes, and we no longer have an Executive Director.  As many of you may know, Maureen Hartigan passed away, and it was her efforts that kept us organized and moving forward. She will be greatly missed, and in the vacuum she left behind, we have been scrambling to make things continue to work. Currently almost all our administrative functions are now being handled by volunteers. I apologize for the slowness of recognizing those of you who have sent in donations this year and pledge we will do better in the Fall. As I stated, there will be changes to the way we operate, so I’ll outline them below.

Guilford Battleground Company President Ed Deaton

1. We will try to produce a quarterly newsletter to keep you better informed.ve Director. As many of you may know, Maureen Hartigan passed away, and it was her efforts that kept us organized and moving forward. She will be greatly missed, and in the vacuum she left behind, we have been scrambling to make things continue to work. Currently almost all our administrative functions are now being handled by volunteers. I apologize for the slowness of recognizing those of you who have sent in donations this year and pledge we will do better in the Fall. As I stated, there will be changes to the way we operate, so I’ll outline them below.

2. We are going to standardize the membership period from January 1 until December 31 with membership renewals sent out once a year. Regardless of when you join your membership is for the calendar year you join in. Since we are now administered by volunteers this makes it easier to maintain and track memberships. This is not unusual as many organizations use this model.

3. Once a year we are going to try and organize a special event for the Patriots at the National Park. This is to show our appreciation for your ongoing support and to encourage you to see what’s happening with your donations.

The Board has decided to undertake the revitalization of the Colonial Heritage Center. While the exhibits were well done for their time, after 20+ years they are becoming dated. Currently a committee of the Board is working to secure grants to accomplish this task. The project is estimated at around

$500,000 and consist of two parts. Phase One is to have the exhibits updated and more audio visual components added to appeal to children and adults familiar with those  types of displays. Phase Two is to establish a volunteer group that can help the National Park Service staff the Center and keep it open. At this time, it is open by appointment only. The Board is excited about this project, and we hope you will be as well. We have applied to the Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation for a grant and our Park Superintendent is going to apply for a grant from the Park Service to get things underway.

We are working to revise our website as well. The phone number listed is giving us trouble, but the email works fine. If you need  to contact us, have suggestions or comments, please direct them to  the email address on our website.

As you can see there is a lot going on, and in the future, I pledge to keep you better informed.

Shortly we will be sending out membership renewal forms, and we urge you to help in our efforts to support and promote the Guilford Courthouse National military Park. It is your membership contributions that allow us to continue in this worthy mission. Please consider supporting us this upcoming year.

Regards,

Ed Deaton

President, GBC

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