May 8th 2021 - General William Lenoir's 270th Birthday Celebration!
Please join us in celebrating William Lenoir's 270th birthday Saturday May 8th 11am– 6pm. There will be music, food trucks, and a one day only showing of original textiles from the Lenoir family. Admission will be $10 per adult and $5 per child for children 6-15 children 5 and under are free and members are free (membership card will have to be shown for free admission). Admission includes a tour of the house, a one day showing of original textiles, and enjoying the music on the grounds for the day. Some picnic tables will be available for use on the grounds, but tables are limited. We strongly encourage you to bring your own blanket or seating if planning to stay for a long period of time. Covid Guidelines will be observed. Follow us on Facebook for event updates.
OVTA " Lunch and Learn"- Saturday June 19th
Want to enjoy some beautiful summer sunshine and soak up some history as well?
Ranger William from the OVNHT will be at Fort Defiance in Lenoir, NC from 11:30am to 2:00pm with information all about the Overmountain Victory Trail, the Kings Mountain Campaign, and the involvement of William Lenoir!
William Lenoir served with the Yadkin Valley Patriots under Benjamin Cleveland during the campaign, and after the war built his house near the site of the small fortification "Fort Defiance" that had stood during the war. Lenoir gave his new home the same jaunty title, and Lenoir's "Fort Defiance" still stands to this day as a house museum!
Bring a small lunch or snack and catch Ranger William's program at 12:30, and stick around to ask questions and chat about the campaign!
All site visitors must follow any COVID guidelines in place by Fort Defiance.