Berryman Green Chapter, NSDAR
Dan River Chapter, VASSAR
Halifax County Historical Society
Town of South Boston
Halifax County Middle School
Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. Annual Crossing of the Dan Commemoration at The Prizery
On Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 a. m., the SAR and DAR will host the annual Crossing of the Dan Commemoration in The Prizery. The program will include greetings and the presentation of wreaths by SAR, DAR, and local officials. The Master of Ceremonies will be Dr. Phil Williams. Mike Cecere will present the keynote address.
Following the morning program, guests are invited to visit the permanent exhibit located on the third floor of The Prizery and the outdoor exhibit at the Boyd’s Ferry site on the Dan River. A Brunswick stew lunch will be available for a cost of $5.
Weather permitting, a dramatic re-enactment of the Crossing of the Dan by colonial troops will culminate the day’s activities. A replica of a ferry boat will transport troops across the river as muskets and cannons fire.
At the conclusion of Saturday’s events in South Boston, VA the re-enactors will travel to Woodlawn Plantation where they will set up an encampment and participate in Woodlawn Revolutionary War Days on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The public is invited to attend Woodlawn Revolutionary War Days being held at Woodlawn Plantation located at 6011 Clover Road, Clover VA 24534. Complete information is on the back.
All activities with the Halifax County Middle School Sixth Grade will take place at the end of February at The Prizery. More details will follow at a later date.
Michael Cecere is the keynote speaker for the 237th Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan for 2018. Cecere was raised in Maine but moved to Virginia in 1990 where he discovered a passion for American History. Cecere teaches U.S. History at Robert E. Lee High School in Fairfax County, Virginia and at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia. He was recognized by the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution as their 2005 Outstanding Teacher of the Year and is an avid Revolutionary War reenactor who gives talks throughout the country on the American Revolution. He is a former president of the Board of Directors for Historic Dumfries, Virginia, Inc.