April of 1776 the 4th Provincial Congress is meeting in Halifax to decide the future of the American rebellion, war had raged between American rebels and loyalist forces for a year now. During the winter 1775-1776, members of the Halifax District Minutemen participated in the Battle of Great Bridge, the burning of Norfolk and the crushing of Regulator and Highlander loyalist forces at Moore’s Creek. Minutemen were given the responsibility of escorting the loyalist prisoners from Moore’s Creek to internment in Halifax. To maintain order, a contingency of Minutemen remained on duty encamped on the Halifax Green. It was during the 4th Provincial Congress that authorization was given to representatives in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence, this act became known as “the Halifax Resolves”. North Carolina chose liberty from Great Britain and so what began as a Revolution would become a War for Independence. Come explore how the Halifax Resolves impacted the people of North Carolina during the early days of the American Revolution. Living History activities, military encampments, and weapons firing demonstrations will combine to offer a Prelude to Liberty!