Musket demonstrations and other activities are scheduled to take place during Moores Creek National Battlefield’s Junior Ranger Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in honor of National Park Week.
In-person events at the park in Currie, in Pender County, and virtual events on the park’s website are planned throughout the day..
The Stamp Defiance Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are set to offer a donation at 11 a.m. April 24, presenting a new swivel cannon, which will be used in park historic weapons demonstrations. Following the program, the swivel gun is to be demonstrated at the park on the hour beginning at noon, with the final demonstration at 3 p.m.
Staff and volunteers are to be on hand providing musket demonstrations and a hands-on program about the rolling of musket cartridges in the American Revolution. The park will also be offering its new Junior Ranger booklet to all prospective Junior Rangers in attendance.
The National Park Service requires employees, visitors, partners, and contractors to wear a mask, per President Biden’s orders.
As conditions are subject to change, visitors should check park websites and social media channels for details on operations before they visit. Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources, and uphold this requirement.