Crossing of the Dan

February 17, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
700 Bruce St, South Boston, VA 24592, USA

On Saturday, February 17th at 10:00AM, the SAR and DAR will host the annual Crossing of the Dan Commemoration in the Prizery.  The program will include greetings and the presentation of wreaths by SAR, Daar and local officials.  The Master of Ceremonies will be Dr. Phil Wiliams.  Dan McMichael, protraying General Nathanael Greene, will present the keynote address.

Following the morning program, guests are invited to visit the permanent exhibit located on the third floor of the Prizery and the outdoor exhibit at the Boyd’s Ferry site on teh Dan River.  A Brunswick stew lunch will be available for a cost of $5.

Weather permitting, a dramatic re-enactment of the Crossing of the Dan by British and Colonial troops will culminate the day’s activities.  A replica of a ferry boat will transport troops across the river as muskets and cannons fire.

Crossing the Dan
Reenactment of the Crossing of the Dan River

If you would like to present a wreath, please Contact Anne Raab at rstaab@comcast.net or Bernard Baker at bernie.sar@gmail.com for more information.