The 135th USCT “Living History Weekend”

Come enjoy this wonderful snapshot of life in American History as we honor the 135th USCT as Freedom Seekers, Veterans, and Good Americans. This special event will be held in Downtown Goldsboro on April 3rd – 8th, 2018. Also, check out ourWeekend Travel Packagefor a special price on lodging and other extras.


Living History Weekend Events:

April 3rd thru 7th, 2018 – Tuesday thru Saturday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

• Pop Up Museum – Downtown Goldsboro, 101 Center Street.

April 6th, 2018 –  Friday

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Encampment – 207  S. Center Street *Free to all, child friendly.

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

  • “Musical Drama of the Civil War” and Discussion – Paramount Theatre (limited seating) Music by local church groups / Narrated by Bernard George.

  • Music led by Ms. Hilda Banks

  • Choreography by Ms. Lori Grant a Concert Pianist/Artistic Director

  • Special appearance by our own Majesty Rose.

April 7th, 2018 – Saturday

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Pop Up Museum – Downtown Goldsboro *Free to all.

  • Encampment – 200 S. Center Street *Free to all, child friendly.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Symposium – Paramount Theater (Includes 6 History Sessions) *Free to all.

  • Mr. Earl Ijames, curator NC Museum of History, North Carolina in the Civil War.

  • Dr. Malcolm Beech, History of the USCT’s.

  • Mr. Jay Bauer & Mrs. Amy Bauer, the 135th USCT “In Their Own Words.”

  • Dr. Ben Speller, Ret. Dean – NCCU, Speaking on Genealogy.

  • Dr. Chris Fonvielle, UNCW – History Professor, The importance of the railroad and General Terry.

6:15 pm

  • Dinner  – Goldsboro Event Center, with keynote speaker Hari Jones -writer, lecturer, historian, curator and motivational speaker. For twelve years, he was the assistant director and curator at the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, DC.

  • Dinner tickets on sale – Dinner Tickets 

April 8th, 2018 – Sunday

2:00 pm

  • Wreath Laying – Memorial Site (TBA) – Intro by Asa Gordon. *Free to all.