07/23/07 — Kinston to remember Caswell

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Kinston to remember Caswell

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 23, 2007 1:45 PM

KINSTON -- Kinston will be the site of a week-long celebration of North Carolina's first governor, Richard Caswell, a hero of the Revolutionary War.

Commemorative events are planned for Aug. 12-19.

The Caswell Memorial State Historic Site Museum will reopen with new exhibits. The observance will begin with a memorial service Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Throughout the week, there will be concerts, lectures and exhibits. On Aug. 17, a mock funeral for Caswell will be held, with a horse-drawn hearse and Masonic rites.

To learn more, visit www.visitkinston.com.