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251st Regulator Remembrance Day Event

June 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



The 251st Regulator Remembrance Day Event will occur on Sunday, June 19th, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the Regulator Historic Marker Site, in Cameron Park, 200 East King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278, on the grassy hill behind the Orange County Board of Education building.

This year’s event marks the 251st anniversary of the date on June 19, 1771 when six early American patriots were executed  at the site by English colonial Governor William Tryon on the charge of High Treason against the King of England for daring to question English colonial authority as part of the Regulator Rebellion. In 1771, there was no “Bill of Rights” to protect these brave martyrs to Liberty’s cause.

Begun in 2013 by Scott Washington, former Assistant Director of the Orange County Historical Museum and Hillsborough Historian, the annual Regulator Remembrance Event is a way for descendants and all who care about this history to intentionally remember these brave men.

The 251st anniversary ceremonies will include introduction of special guests, historical remarks, reading of the names of those who were executed on this date, a tolling of the bell, followed by a chance for the public to bring and lay flowers at the Regulator Marker just as people have done for 251 years.

Representatives of Alamance Battleground Historic Site, elected officials, descendants of the original Regulators, and many others are expected to be present at this popular event, too.

The event is free and open to the public. People are invited to bring flowers and lay them at the marker site as well during this event.

Questions: contact Scott Washington, Local Historian, former Assistant Director of the Orange County Historical Museum & Founder and Coordinator of the annual Regulator Remembrance Day Event, Phone: 202-656-0176  Email: december15bells@gmail.com

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