Welcome to Guilford Battleground Company
Message from the President–2016
Dear Patriot and Board Members,
2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the Guilford Battleground Company and the Park. We have secured $484,000 for a bicentennial grant to upgrade the exhibits at the Colonial Heritage Center. Work on this project is in the very preliminary stage. This is a badly needed upgrade to the exhibits with the goal of making them more user friendly to school groups and for general educational purposes.
We are going to be dedicating the Crown Forces Monument at the battle reenactment this year. It will be to honor the British and German forces that fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and will help us tell the complete story of what happened here on March 15, 1781. This is a project that has been 16 years in the making. We all owe a great deal of thanks to board member Jim Plyler for his perseverance and dogged determination to see this project completed.
If these two items weren’t enough, we published Scott Culclasure’s excellent book on the monuments at Guilford, and it’s available both in the Park gift shop and at the Greensboro Historical Museum. None of this would be possible without out Patriot organization and dedicated board members. 2016 is going to be a really great year for us.
We are looking at ways to improve our organization and recruit new members. If you have suggestions, please email them to us. Our mission is to protect, preserve and promote the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. With your help we can continue to do this and ensure future generations can enjoy the Park and appreciate what happened here in 1781.