History at High Noon: The Battle of Moores Creek (VIRTUAL)

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00pm

This is an online program. An email containing the Zoom link will be sent to all registrants an hour and a half before the program begins.

Speaker: Robert M. (Bert) Dunkerly, historian, award-winning author, and speaker

Join the NC Museum of History as we commemorate the American Revolutionary War by learning about the Battle of Moores Creek. The battle was the first major action of the Revolution in North Carolina. The battle’s outcome was the result of many twists and turns, any of which could have gone the other way. In this talk, historian Bert Dunkerly will discuss the battle, its significance, and its importance in North Carolina’s history.

Robert M. (Bert) Dunkerly is a historian, award-winning author, and speaker who is actively involved in historic preservation and research. He holds a degree in history from St. Vincent College and a master’s in historic preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. Dunkerly has worked at 14 historic sites and written over a dozen books and numerous scholarly articles. His research includes archaeology, colonial life, military history, and historic commemoration. He is a past president of the Richmond Civil War Round Table and serves on the Preservation Commission for the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond. He has taught courses at Central Virginia Community College, the University of Richmond, and the Virginia Historical Society. Dunkerly is currently a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park. Dunkerly has visited over 500 battlefields and over 1,000 historic sites worldwide. He enjoys exploring local bookstores, battlefields, and breweries, not necessarily in that order.