Gov. Richard Caswell’s Living History program to be held Nov. 19 — Neuse News

Pay tribute to North Carolina’s first governor on Saturday, November 19 at the Governor Richard Caswell Memorial. To mark Caswell’s long service as political and military leader of both the British colony and the fledgling state of North Carolina, a live history event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of the Dobbs County Militia Reenactment Group will portray camp life and present Revolutionary War-era musket and cannon fire demonstrations.

“The contributions that Governor Richard Caswell has made to the state of North Carolina are manifold. We hope to honor the memory of North Carolina’s first governor,” said Site Operations Manager Morris Bass.

The Governor Caswell Memorial pays homage to North Carolina’s first governor. The memorial houses Revolutionary War artifacts, including reproductions of items depicting the life and times of Governor Richard Caswell. The exhibits also tell about his life before and after his time as governor, including his family, his city, his military career, and his business life. The site of the memorial was once part of the Red House plantation owned by the Caswell family. All that remains of the original plantation is the family cemetery, owned by the Mosely Bright Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and maintained by the State Historic Site.

The Governor Richard Caswell Memorial is located at 2612 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC and is open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission free

For more information please call the website at (252) 526-9600 x221. The CSS Neuse Center and Richard Caswell Memorial are part of the Division of State Historic Sites in the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be a leader in utilizing the state’s natural and cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural, educational, and economic future. NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature of North Carolina, by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, the history of the state preserves the state’s natural heritage and promotes recreation and cultural tourism and promotes economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the NC Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the state library, the state archives, the NC Arts Council, the State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archeology; and the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. Visit for more information.