Celebrate some local history

The Schiele Museum will soon celebrate the Tryon Resolves.

The document, signed in 1775, is a local Declaration of Independence adopted by citizens of Tryon County, which is now Gaston, Lincolnton, Cleveland and Rutherford counties. In the Resolves, the signers vowed resistance to “unprecedented, barbarous and bloody actions committed by British troops [against] our American brethren.”

The event, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include black powder firing demonstrations and more, including a reading of the Resolves at 3 p.m. featuring 51 names of local pioneers who signed the document.

Find more information at the museum’s website, www.schielemuseum.org. The museum is located at 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., in Gastonia.

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