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Historic Halifax will begin commemorating the 246th anniversary of the signing of the Halifax Resolves with a program on Saturday, April 9, and then on Halifax Resolves Day on Tuesday, April 12.

On April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the historic site will present Prelude to Liberty.

This includes a militia encampment, tours of historic buildings, living history demonstrations and a cannon-firing demonstration.

Tickets are available on the day of the event at the Historic Halifax Visitors Center. The price is $6 per person.

The second gallery photo includes information on other attractions during the day.

On Resolves Day, April 12, events will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. The event is free of charge to the public.

The Historical Halifax Restoration Association will have their ceremony at 2 p.m. at the visitors center. North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Reid Wilson will be the guest speaker.

Several historic buildings will also be open for tours throughout the day.  

The Sons of the American Revolution will have their wreath-laying ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Colonial Courthouse site.