From Mercenary to Miner
“It’s Revolutionary” Event
Reed Gold Mine will host the event “From Mercenary to Miner”, part of the “It’s Revolutionary” themed events on Saturday, June 3rd. John Reed was a Hessian Soldier from Germany who fought with the British during the Revolutionary War. He participated in military campaigns through North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, ending up in Savannah in 1782. He decided to desert his military service there, and made his way back to Cabarrus County, NC, already home to a large German settlement. This program explores the life of John Reed while he served as a Hessian Soldier, and his early years living in Cabarrus County before the gold discovery in 1799. Visitors can interact with a Hessian Soldier and view musket demonstrations throughout the day. Along with the special activities, visitors can walk through the visitor center, take the underground mine tour, see an 1890s-era operating stamp mill and pan for gold. There is no charge for the event, only charge is for gold panning. Panning costs $3.21 and is done April through October.
Date & Time
June 3, 2017
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Add to Calendar 06/03/201709:00 AM 06/03/201705:00 PM America/New_York From Mercenary to Miner Reed Gold Mine will host the event “From Mercenary to Miner”, part of the “It’s Revolutionary” themed events on Saturday, June 3rd. John Reed was a Hessian... More info at www.cabarrusmagazine.com/events/116149/from-mercenary-to-miner Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site 9621 Reed Mine Rd , Midland, NC 28107 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927
Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site 9621 Reed Mine Rd Midland 28107 NC US http://www.cabarrusmagazine.com/businesses/nc-midland-reed-gold-mine-state-historic-site