A Revolutionary Event
Historic Burke Foundation celebrates the Overmountain Men’s March through Burke County to the Battle of Kings Mountain and the 200th birthday of the Historic McDowell House.
Quaker Meadows Plantation
Sunday, September 30th - 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Come experience a revolutionary day full of activities at Quaker Meadows, where the Overmountain Men gathered their forces 232 years ago!
- Tours of the historic McDowell House and 18th century crafts
- Story tellers telling tales of the real heroes and heroines of Burke County
- Children’s activities - colonial crafts and games, children’s muster
- 4:00 pm performance by the Overmountain Victory Trail Association re-enactors
- Bring a picnic dinner and eat on the grounds of Quaker Meadows
Admission is free!
Quaker Meadows and the Historic McDowell House are located at 119 St. Mary’s Church Road, Morganton. For more information, contact Historic Burke Foundation at 828-437-4104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our sponsors: The Mull Foundation, Morganton Recreation Department, the National Park Foundation, the Overmountain Victory Trail Association and Western Piedmont Community College
McDowell House Bicentennial Celebration
Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Musical Performance by The Knotras Quartet
Join us in celebration of the 200th birthday of the McDowell House.
The celebration begins at 5:00 PM on Sunday October 7, 2012.
119 Saint Mary's Church Road, Morganton, NC.
The Kontras Quartet will perform on the front porch.
A bountiful picnic will follow!
The Doors of Historic Burke
Our Doors of Historic Burke poster celebrates the historic buildings throughout Burke county with photos of 30 intriguing doors in our county. The unique character of each door on this poster makes it an interesting item to hang in your home or give as a gift!
The posters are available at the Historic Burke County Courthouse for $15 with all proceeds supporting the Historic Burke Foundation.
Enriching Our Future… By Preserving our Past
Historic Burke Foundation is a non-profit organization chartered in 1982. The Foundation’s purpose is to preserve and restore historic buildings and sites in Burke County and to provide technical assistance to others engaged in preservation. Our goals are to encourage awareness of our heritage and to enhance the character and beauty of our community.
Our office is located in the Old Burke County Courthouse that also houses our Heritage Museum. Historic Burke Foundation owns the following historic properties: the McDowell House, Quaker Meadows Cemetery and Belvidere Cemetery. You can learn more about these by visiting the Properties section of the site.
Historic Burke Foundation
P.O. Box 915
Morganton, NC 28680-0915