Morrisville History Center Opens June 24

Morrisville, NC – Morrisville is planning a Grand Opening of the Morrisville History Center on Friday, June 24th starting at 5:30 PM at Morrisville Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive.

The History Center is being installed in the lobby of the existing Town Hall, and will tell the story of Morrisville.  The opening of the History Center is linked to the 150th anniversary commemoration of the Civil War, and the “skirmish” that took place in the town on April 13, 1865.

Ben Hitchings, Planning Director (and history buff) told us, “We have commissioned two videos, one called Jeremiah’s Dream that tells the history of the town, and one called Twilight of Sabers that tells the story of the Civil War skirmish that took place here.”

There will also be exhibits, live music, and refreshments. Volunteers
will reenact the event from 1861 when the men of Morrisville mustered in the yard
of the Williamson Page house before leaving to fight in the war.

Here’s the schedule for the event on June 24:

·         5:30 – 6:30 PM – Open House  (exhibits, live music, refreshments)
·         6:30 – 7:30 PM – Video Premier  (Jeremiah’s Dream, Twilight of Sabers)
·         7:30 – 8:30 PM – Open House continued

Following the videos, there will be a Question & Answer session with historian and videographer Ernest Dollar, who produced the videos.

Down on Main Street

In addition, the Town of Morrisville is inviting citizens to collaborate on the planning of Main Street by attending a workshop scheduled for June 30. Town staff will be there to present the different planning scenarios and get feedback and suggestions from the people of Morrisville.

For further information, contact the Town at 919-463-6194.

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