Lecture: “Scottish Highlanders in Colonial and Revolutionary North Carolina”

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October 4, 2018
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Local History

The Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on “Scottish Highlanders in Colonial and Revolutionary North Carolina” by Andrew Collins.

This talk will first explore the emigration of Scots to North America colonies and specifically North Carolina during the eighteenth century. Many Scottish Highlanders who emigrated to North America arrived in the port town of Wilmington and then traveled up the Cape Fear River, where they settled and formed a unique Scottish community in the colony of North Carolina. This Scottish community began taking shape only a few decades before the American Revolution. During the Revolution, many Scottish Highlanders took up arms as loyalists to Great Britain. This talk will bring the history of emigration and settlement of Scottish Highlanders in North Carolina to life, as well as their involvement in the American War for Independence.

Time: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00pm

Location: Mordecai Historic Site Visitor Center, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. Parking is available on Cedar and Mimosa Streets, with handicapped spots on both. Cedar is closest to the Visitor Center, but it’s a short, pleasant walk through the park from Mimosa Street.

Admission: For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society and students with identification: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited. Proceeds from the event directly support JLMH’s educational programming and site preservation. Refreshments provided. Please call 919-833-3431 with your credit card, mail a check to Joel Lane Museum House, P O Box 10884, Raleigh, NC 27605, or go to the Eventbrite web site. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

About the Speaker: Andrew Collins is a graduate student in the History Department at North Carolina State University. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from NCSU in 2016 and is currently in his final year of a Master’s degree program. As an undergraduate student at NCSU, he began researching the Scottish Highlanders in North Carolina with questions surrounding their loyalism to Great Britain. That research project has snowballed into a Master’s thesis that is focused on the life of the Scottish community in North Carolina immediately after the American Revolution. In addition to his academic life, Andrew works at a local brewery as a brewer’s assistant.

Contact Info: 

Lanie Hubbard - Director, Joel Lane Museum House (919) 833-3431

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