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2019 Chapter Dinner Meetings

(All meetings held at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive in Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone 704-527-8000. Click here for directions to the hotel.)

21 FEB 2019 - **SPECIAL PRESIDENT'S DAY EVENT!** The Mecklenburg chapter will welcome American writer and humorist Mark Twain as our special President’s Day Community Dinner guest on February 21, 2019 in Charlotte, NC at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel.Join the Mecklenburg SAR chapter in welcoming America's own Mark Twain for President's Day on February 21 2019 here in Charlotte.

Beloved American writer and humorist Mark Twain will host our community dinner as part of the annual Mecklenburg Chapter Sons of the American Revolution annual President’s Day Community Dinner and educational outreach series.

Adult tickets are $36 and children are $18 when you mail in your RSVP and check.

Professional historical actor and portrayer Curtis O’Dell from Kentucky will bring Mark Twain to life. "I bring a family-oriented performance for all ages that does not include profanity or vulgarity and my portrayal always makes the audience feel like they are back in time with Mark Twain himself," says O’Dell. "I began Mark Twain impersonations after being told for 25 years that I should perform as him based on my appearance. I have always had the same hairstyle, color and mustache as Mr. Twain and my love for his history and writing makes my portrayal really come to life."

Mark Twain is best known for his American novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County(1865). Twain was born on November 30, 1835, shortly after the appearance of Halley’s Comet and he predicted that he would “go out with it” as well; he died the day after the comet returned on April 21, 1910.

This special President’s Day event in Charlotte is perfect for all ages, groups, families and anybody who loves American history!

Buy Tickets Online via PayPal

A small convenience fee is charged to purchase tickets via PayPal.

Adult Tickets are $37.25 via PayPal


Children's Tickets are $19.00 via PayPal

Download the RSVP & Mail In Your Check

Download the RSVP here and mail in your check.

Mail check to:
Tom Phlegar
7324 Marlbrook Drive
Charlotte, NC 28212-4770

16 MAY 2019 - North Carolina State Representative Craig Horn, District 68, will join us forNC State Representative Craig Horn joins the Mecklenburg chapter SAR on May 16 2019 for a presentation on three historic founders in Charlotte. an exciting evening and presentation on how the character and foresight of three Great Leaders in 3 different centuries are tied together. Our founding documents are not only the foundation of this Great Nation but are also the guideposts that direct our future. In his presentation entitled "The Ties That Bind," Rep. Horn provides an insight into how we have honored and can continue to honor the legacy of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Winston Churchill. Rep. Horn is a former Russian linguist with the USAF Security Service and a retired food broker and businessman. Elected in 2010, Craig is now serving his fourth term in the NC General Assembly representing District 68, Western Union County.

19 SEPT 2019 - Grab your seats for one of the most exciting and thrilling stories you will hear about stolen and recovered North Carolina history! Join the Mecklenburg chapter SAR for special guest Judge Frank Whitney on Sept 19 2019 in Charlotte, NC.Join us for an evening with Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina Frank Whitney as he takes us on the hunt and recovery of North Carolina's original copy of the state's Bill of Rights. Many of you have never heard of this story much less the incredible details involved with what happened to the original copy, where it went and how we got it back! Judge Whitney tells the story with his warm sense of humor and a true storyteller's style that will have you on the edge of your seat and filled with history you never knew existed! Judge Whitney is a retired US Army veteran (COL) of the Iraq War and is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal.

14 NOV 2019 - We are pleased to welcome Ms. Abigail Adams! Abigail Adams was the wife and closest advisor of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. The Mecklenburg chapter SAR welcomes Ms. Abigail Adams to our annual meeting on November 14 2019 at the Charlotte Executive Park Hilton.She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States, and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States, although these titles were not used at the time.

Historical interpretor Nora Woods, who brought Robert E. Lee's daughter to us back in 2014, will portray Ms. Adams.

More details on RSVP's as the date nears.

2019 Chapter Events

21 January 2019 - Mecklenburg Chapter BOM at 12:00 noon at Hickory Tavern, 1100 Metropolitan Avenue, Charlotte, NC (on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway).

26 January 2019 - **SAR National Event** Join our Mecklenburg chapter as we present the 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowan's Ford beginning at 9:00am with our traditional biscuit and coffee breakfast social in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. The indoor ceremony begins promptly at 10:00am.

Our special speaker this year is Jeremiah DeGennaro, site manager of the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. His presentation will focus on "Why They Fought: Prelude to Revolution in the North Carolina Backcountry -1765 to 1771." The outdoor wreath presentation immediately follows. All wreaths will be dropped again this year outside with the Boy Scout Troop and they will carry and post your wreath for you. Please contact program chairman Stephen McKee at Color Guard information may be directed to our Color Guard commander Jim Tatum at

26 January 2019 - **NCSSAR State Event** The North Carolina SAR Winter BOM will be held immediately following the Cowan's Ford program in the church gymnasium. Cost is $20 per person and includes BBQ buffet and BOM materials. Download the RSVP form here.

16 February 2019 - The 238th Annual Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan River, sponsored by the Virginia SAR, begins at 10:00am at The Prizery, 700 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA 24592. Download the full RSVP form here. For more information, please contact Jeff Myers at

16 March 2019 - **SAR National Event** The 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse will begin at 10:00am at the Visitor's Center. More details as the date nears.

17 May 2019 - **NCSSAR State Event** Join the Mecklenburg chapter for the annual celebration of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (Meck Dec Day) on the corners of Trade & Tryon Streets in Uptown Charlotte at 12 noon. More details as the date nears.

13 July 2019 - Mecklenburg Chapter BOM at 11:00am. Announcement for details will be sent as the date nears.

7 October 2019 - **SAR National Event** The 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain begins at 10:00am at the Visitor's Center at Kings Mountain National Battlefield. More details as the date nears.

14 December 2019 - **SAR National Event** Join us for Wreaths Across America beginning at 12 noon at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104.