Upcoming events

    • 01 Apr 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Historic Burke County Courthouse-Morganton, NC

    The OVTA Board of Director's will meet at the Historic Burke County Courthouse in Morganton, NC at 11:00 a.m. on April 1, 2017.

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • 101 South Third Stree, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    The John Sevier Chapter-OVTA has been invited to represent the “Overmountain Men” in the Philadelphia, PA parade for the Museum of the American Revolution’s grand opening festivities on Wednesday, April 19, the 242nd anniversary of the ‘shot heard round the world’ that ignited the Revolutionary War. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in Washington Square. The U.S. Army Old guard will lay a wreath on the tomb; the Oneida Indian Nation will offer a blessing, and a prayer will be offered from representatives of regional congregations.  The program will continue at 9:30 a.m. with pageantry and patriotic fanfare at Independence Hall, including performances by the U.S. Army Old Guard color guards and fife and drum corps. The parade will then march down Chestnut Street to the new museum.  At 10:30 A.M., an official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Museum’s outdoor plaza will open the Museum to the public. Tickets are required for the ceremony as space is extremely limited. Details of the opening program as well as information on how to purchase tickets will be announced in March.  The OVTA is not involved in tickets sales.

    • 21 Apr 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 23 Apr 2017
    • (EDT)
    • Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

    The OVTA is spending a three day weekend camping on the banks of the Nolichucky River.  They will be honing their 18th century skill, including camping,cooking and musket shooting.



    http://tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/david-crockett-birthplace/#/?event=overmountain-victory-men-encampment

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Abingdon Muster Grounds, 1780 Muster Place, Abingdon, VA 24210

    Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Overmountain Men and their families will come to life at the Abingdon Muster Grounds. This event will highlight the importance of the Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780.  There will be demonstrations related to life in backcountry Virginia during colonial times.  This event has activities for the whole family!  Join the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Blacks Fort Chapter-DAR, and General William Campbell Chapter-SAR as we bring history to life. 

    Certified by the National Park Service as the northern trailhead of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, the Abingdon Muster Grounds is a picturesque 9-acre park with significant history.  When a call was issued for militia to respond to British Major Patrick Ferguson’s threat that, “he would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword,” men from all over the region moved into action.  Under the leadership of Colonel William Campbell, 400 Virginians set out to join patriot militia from modern-day Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  After a two week campaign, the Overmountain Men fought the Battle of Kings Mountain with overwhelming success.  Thomas Jefferson said it was “the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence”. 

    The Keller Interpretive Center, located at the Abingdon Muster Grounds, houses southwest Virginia’s premier Revolutionary War exhibits.  Artifacts associated with backcountry Virginia and the Battle of Kings Mountain are on display.


    www.abingdonmustergrounds.com

    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Abingdon Muster Grounds, 1780 Muster Place, Abingdon, VA 24210

    Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Overmountain Men and their families will come to life at the Abingdon Muster Grounds. This event will highlight the importance of the Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780.  There will be demonstrations related to life in backcountry Virginia during colonial times.  This event has activities for the whole family!  Join the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Blacks Fort Chapter-DAR, and General William Campbell Chapter-SAR as we bring history to life. 

    Certified by the National Park Service as the northern trailhead of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, the Abingdon Muster Grounds is a picturesque 9-acre park with significant history.  When a call was issued for militia to respond to British Major Patrick Ferguson’s threat that, “he would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword,” men from all over the region moved into action.  Under the leadership of Colonel William Campbell, 400 Virginians set out to join patriot militia from modern-day Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  After a two week campaign, the Overmountain Men fought the Battle of Kings Mountain with overwhelming success.  Thomas Jefferson said it was “the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence”. 

    The Keller Interpretive Center, located at the Abingdon Muster Grounds, houses southwest Virginia’s premier Revolutionary War exhibits.  Artifacts associated with backcountry Virginia and the Battle of Kings Mountain are on display.


    www.abingdonmustergrounds.com

    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Abingdon Muster Grounds, 1780 Muster Place, Abingdon, VA 24210

    Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Overmountain Men and their families will come to life at the Abingdon Muster Grounds. This event will highlight the importance of the Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780.  There will be demonstrations related to life in backcountry Virginia during colonial times.  This event has activities for the whole family!  Join the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Blacks Fort Chapter-DAR, and General William Campbell Chapter-SAR as we bring history to life. 

    Certified by the National Park Service as the northern trailhead of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, the Abingdon Muster Grounds is a picturesque 9-acre park with significant history.  When a call was issued for militia to respond to British Major Patrick Ferguson’s threat that, “he would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword,” men from all over the region moved into action.  Under the leadership of Colonel William Campbell, 400 Virginians set out to join patriot militia from modern-day Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  After a two week campaign, the Overmountain Men fought the Battle of Kings Mountain with overwhelming success.  Thomas Jefferson said it was “the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence”. 

    The Keller Interpretive Center, located at the Abingdon Muster Grounds, houses southwest Virginia’s premier Revolutionary War exhibits.  Artifacts associated with backcountry Virginia and the Battle of Kings Mountain are on display.


    www.abingdonmustergrounds.com

Past events

25 Mar 2017 OVTA participation in "Tanasi 1796"
24 Mar 2017 Overmountain Victory Trail Revolutionary War Days in Elkin
21 Jan 2017 OVTA Annual Meeting
21 Jan 2017 OVTA Board of Director's Meeting
16 Apr 2016 OVTA Primitive Camping and Shooting Match
30 Jan 2016 OVTA Annual Meeting
21 Nov 2015 Black Powder NPS Certification
20 Nov 2015 2015 OVTA Fall Meeting
20 Nov 2015 2015 OVTA Fall Board Meeting
24 Jan 2015 OVTA Annual Meeting
24 Jan 2015 OVTA Board Meeting
23 Jan 2015 Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Planning Session
23 Nov 2014 Battle at Cane Creek - Survey Project - ***CANCELLED***
22 Nov 2014 OVTA Board Meeting
21 Nov 2014 Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Symposium
15 Nov 2014 Battle at Cane Creek - Survey Project - Weekend #4
08 Nov 2014 Battle at Cane Creek - Survey Project - Weekend #3
01 Nov 2014 Battle at Cane Creek - Survey Project - Weekend #2
25 Oct 2014 Battle at Cane Creek - Survey Project - Weekend #1
25 Oct 2014 Battle at Cane Creek - Survey
11 Oct 2014 Biggerstaff's Old Fields
21 Sep 2014 OVTA Annual March
30 Aug 2014 Blue Ridge Parkway - Minerals Museum - Guided Walk
09 Aug 2014 OVTA Board Meeting
17 Jul 2014 Cane Creek Delineation Project Public Meeting
26 Apr 2014 Pioneer Day
05 Apr 2014 OVTA Board Meeting
09 Feb 2014 OVTA - "Hike the Hill"
23 Jan 2014 The History Museum of Burke County - Battle at Cane Creek
11 Jan 2014 Overmountain Victory Trail Association Planning Conference
10 Jan 2014 Overmountain Victory Trail Association's Evening of Entertainment and Storytelling
16 Nov 2013 OVTA Covered Dish Lunch & Board Meeting
23 Sep 2013 2013 March
23 Sep 2013 Artist Richard Luce Unveiling of Kings Mountain Painting
22 Sep 2013 Sharyn McCrumb - King's Mountain Book Release
21 Sep 2013 Sharyn McCrumb - King's Mountain Book Release
03 Aug 2013 OVTA Board Meeting
01 Jun 2013 National Trails Day
27 Apr 2013 Pioneer Day
27 Apr 2013 Greene County, TN 230th Anniversary
06 Apr 2013 OVTA Board Meeting
05 Apr 2013 2013 Overmountain Victory Trail Conference
09 Feb 2013 "Hike the Hill"
17 Jan 2013 An Evening with Senator James T. Broyhill - CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
11 Jan 2013 OVTA Annual Planning and Membership Meeting
17 Nov 2012 OVTA Board Meeting
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1780 Muster Place

Abingdon, VA 24210

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