The Wilkes Heritage Museum on Main Street, Wilkesboro, will present live gospel music and demonstrations of life in the Colonial period as part of a Community Day on Sept. 25.

The Colonial demonstrations are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. around and inside the Capt. Robert Cleveland log home and a gospel music concert by Grace Kingdom Life Ministries Choir will be in the museum’s Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame auditorium at 2 p.m.

The museum admission fee will be waived for this day, but donations are accepted.

The demonstrations are in recognition of the anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780. They’re sponsored by the National Park Service and the Wilkes/Surry Chapter of the Over Mountain Victory Trail Association.

R.G. Absher will tell the story of at the battle, when Patriot militia from Wilkes County and elsewhere defeated a force of Americans loyal to the British crown under Major Patrick Ferguson. There will also be demonstrations of wood working by Ben Lane, open hearth cooking by Eden Hamby and quill pen writing by Michelle Robinson.

Grace Kingdom Life Ministries Choir will present the gospel music concert in the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame auditorium in recognition of Gospel Music Heritage Month.

Grace Kingdom Life Ministries Choir is part of the Grace Kingdom Life Ministries Church in Wilkesboro, pastored by Brent Bailey. Rodney Graham is music director.

The Grace Kingdom Life Ministries Choir concert is presented by

The Wilkes County Public Library, Wilkes Heritage Museum, Wilkes Art Gallery and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, are presenting the gospel music concert.

Wilkes Heritage Museum Director Jennifer Furr said the program will follow the CDC guidance with masks and social distancing.

For more details, call the Wilkes Heritage Museum at 336-667-3171, visit facebook @Wmuseum or call the Wilkes County Public Library at 336-838-2818.

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