‘Sounds of Revolution’ at 1750 Courthouse this Saturday
Published 4:56 pm Friday, April 28, 2023
“Court Day” will return on Saturday to the 1750 Courthouse on Main Street in Smithfield.
The annual reenactment, now held in the spring, serves as one of three annual fundraisers for the upkeep of the colonial-era brick building. This year’s performance is titled “Sounds of Revolution.”
Since 2010, a group within Historic Smithfield Preservation LLC known as the 1750 Courthouse Committee has been reenacting trials based on actual court cases that were tried in the building during colonial times. The county’s modern-day courthouse at 17000 Josiah Parker Circle is home to some of the oldest and most complete court records in the state and nation thanks to the efforts of Elizabeth Bennett Young during the Revolutionary War and Randall Booth during the Civil War.
Tickets are $10 apiece. Performances, which last 30 to 40 minutes, are scheduled at the start of every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children ages 6 and under are admitted free.
Tickets can be purchased at https://1750courthouse.com/events.