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friends of fort dobbs

Every Gift Makes a Difference
Honouring our Fort, Founders & Frontier through Memberships & Donations

Fort Dobbs is North Carolina’s only French and Indian War site and one of only a few sites nationally that actively interprets this period of history. It is a period that defined the fate of North America and sowed the seeds of independence.

Our exhibitions, educational programs, preservation and reconstruction projects, research, public outreach efforts and publication needs are met and made possible only through the generosity of contributors like you to the Friends of Fort Dobbs. These gifts fulfill our mission to preserve and interpret North Carolina’s only French and Indian War fort and support the goals set forth in Fort Dobbs’ Strategic Plan (2008).

Your continued support of Fort Dobbs will ensure that the experience of this extraordinary 18th Century legacy will be alive and well for generations to come. Friends of Fort Dobbs is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports the Fort Dobbs State Historic Site through memberships and donations. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

CLICK HERE to JOIN or DONATE ONLINE today!

CLICK HERE to download, print and mail a membership brochure.


WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR ME TO BECOME A MEMBER?

As a Friends of Fort Dobbs member, you will be advancing a mission that will make a significant difference to this and subsequent generations. Our members are people who truly believe in the importance of our nation's heritage. We encourage you to join us in this most important effort.

  • To share the significant story of our proud North Carolina colonial history and to pass it down to future generations
  • To preserve Fort Dobbs, the only French and Indian War fort historic site in North Carolina and among just a few in the nation
  • To provide a vital historic site and reconstructed fort as an investment in our community which will strengthen the surrounding area culturally, educationally and economically
  • To communicate a clear message to legislators and other decision makers that the Fort Dobbs State Historic Site is significant and deserves their support

MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

Simply complete a membership form and return to us with your gift. Membership forms may be completed online using MasterCard or Visa, sent to us with a check or money order through the mail or delivered to our site office.

GIVE THE GIFT OF HISTORY!

In addition to personal memberships, honorary contributions and gift memberships are excellent ways to recognize family and friends or honor someone special. Simply complete our online form today and we will notify the recipient(s) of your gift or honorarium.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

$10 Recruit Membership (open to students under age 18) — all Membership Privileges plus one free admission pass for War for Empire

$50 Corporal Membership — all Membership Privileges plus two free admission passes for War for Empire

$100 Sergeant Membership — all Membership Privileges plus two free admission passes for War for Empire and an invitation to the Friends of Fort Dobbs annual meeting and social

$250 Lieutenant Membership — all Membership Privileges plus two free admission passes for War for Empire, an invitation to the Friends of Fort Dobbs annual meeting and social and a commemorative Fort Dobbs lapel pin

Your support means Fort Dobbs bustles with activity,
exhibits engage visitors and special programs keep history alive!

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SUPPORT FORT DOBBS

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Sponsorship


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Sponsorship


How Sponsorship can benefit you

Gain visibility and recognition for your business, enrichment for your employees and unique marketing and hospitality opportunities while you support the work of Fort Dobbs, one of our community’s most vital educational institutions.

Fort Dobbs is an essential part of understanding the true scope and magnitude of the French and Indian War. Visitors to the 32 acre site are provided with multi-faceted educational opportunities including:

  • Orientation
  • Historical interpreter presentation about Fort Dobbs and North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War
  • Hands-on interpretive programming about military history, settlement and Cherokee history
  • Diverse events and temporary special exhibitions incorporating school curriculums, community group interests, dramatic presentations and scholarly seminars

Click HERE to download our Sponsorship Packet today and learn how you can help inspire visitors of all ages.

Leadership


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friends of fort dobbs leadership

MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR

As a member of the Fort Dobbs Alliance, you will join the growing number of people who believe in sharing the significant roles that Statesville and Carolina’s piedmont played in shaping the history of our state and nation.

Your membership and support will help us introduce future generations to our distinctive past through educational programs and research. Help us hand our unique history "down to our posterity" by becoming a member of the Alliance.

Our story offers a rich, diverse and intriguing backcountry history. Through the Fort Dobbs Alliance you can help tell that story. Be a storyteller.

Join us today!

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CHAIR — RALPH BENTLEY


Secretary - Bill Pope 

Treasurer - Steve Hill 

Membership Chairman - Ken Wilson 

Rosie Adams

Chandler Bryan 

Joe Crosswhite 

Zach Gordon 

Janet Hall 

Norman Hope

Thom Kincaird

Mo Lunsford

Bill McCombs

Capital Campaign Honorary Co-Chairman - Bob Collier

Capital Campaign Honorary Co-Chairman - Doug Eason

 

Larry Nichols

David Pope

Tammy Pressly

Ken Robertson

Tom Stephens

David Stroud

Tom Wilson

Betsy Yarborough

Bill Young


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Join Our volunteer Program

Share your time and energy with the Friends of Fort Dobbs and Fort Dobbs State Historic Site. Your background, skills and interests instantly qualify you for the Fort Dobbs volunteer program.

We offer a tremendous range of volunteer experiences and are pleased to work with many civic groups such as Rotary, Civitan, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

Contact a member of the Fort Dobbs staff today at 704-873-5882 to discuss our wide range of exciting volunteer opportunities.

  • Educational Outreach
  • Community Outreach
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Research
  • Site Maintenance
  • Clerical Projects
  • Fundraising
  • Special Projects
  • Special Events