American Rev. War Living History Center
Experience, smell, taste, hear, participate inside the war
A GROUP OF 46,000+ VETERANS AND MEMBERS EXPANDING A SUCCESSFUL COLONIAL INN, SHOPS, SPA, CAMPGROUND, WINERY, WINE BAR and CULINARY INSTITUTE with RESTAURANTS to A LARGER EXPERIENCE IN THE CAROLINA'S AND OTHER CAPITOL CITIES LIKE DC, LA, NYC and Orlando. WE BUILD NEW VET-OWNED COMPANIES AND TEACH VETS HOW TO BECOME COMPLETELY ENRICHED AND SELF-SUSTAINING.
EB5 Visa interested vets and investors are welcomed!
The ARWLHC is a United States Military, disabled veterans project designed to positively and economically benefit the Charlanta, and other major city regions (like Washington or Orlando as examples) via historic tourism, agritourism, veteran-owned businesses, and SBA loans. In just a few years, we have incubated 25 small businesses, and disabled veterans ideas, to fruition. We focus heavily on NAVOBA and VETREPRENEURS. We build companies for vets and put them into business for themselves instead of sleeping in the woods, panhandling, 22 vet suicides per day in America, over-medicating or looking for a check - to make a vet go away.
The Carolina's region is home to the Mecklenburg Declaration and great battles of Blackstocks, Cowpens, Gilford Courthouse and King's Mountain. We are included in one of the nation's 12 "regional powerhouses driving the U.S. economy," according to a report released in 2014 by The Atlantic Cities. The dozen regions identified by them include "Bos-Wash," the largest region (#1) that includes Boston, New York, Philly and Washington, D.C. and "Char-lanta," which includes the Queen City down to Atlanta. "Char-lanta" is described as being home to 22 million people and taking in 45 metro areas, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh and Birmingham, Ala. "With more than a trillion (dollars) in economic output, its economy is bigger than South Korea’s, placing it among the world’s fifteen largest economies," Atlantic Cities co-founder Richard Florida writes in the report.
~ Greenways ~ Solar, Thermal and Wind Powered ~ Natural Beauty ~
International destinations sharing the creation of America, Valley Forge, King's Mountain & Cowpens. A US Military DISABLED & INJURED VETERANS project.
As featured in the news on CNN International, FOX TV, PBS Television, the Washington Post, New Yorker Magazine, Times of India, The London Times, Huffington, Post, Yahoo Shine, USA Today and over 130+ newspapers and magazines worldwide.
From 2008 to 2016 the ARWLHC received continued, private, infusion from venture capital fund groups (German, Italian, English, French, American-Indian (Asian) and Scotch-Irish). They have reviewed and endorsed the 30 painting series being conducted by the ARWLHC to showcase leaders and noted heroes - that have never been seen before. The primary focus is to rebuild such leaders and noted heroes so the modern world could know how they look, and appreciate them. In 2011 interviews of ancestors, reviews of photographs of hundreds of tin plates, rebuilds of many heroes occurred. To date, the first ever paintings in the history of the world have been completed of Colonel Frederick Hambright (Hambrecht - Hamprecht), Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland (Benjamin Cleveland), Colonel Andrew Hampton and free black hero Ishmael Titus. Colonel Andrew Hampton was most recently painted with family members helping in 2012 and 2013 including special help from Joe Epley.
Noted artist, Jeff Trexler's, work on the fifth painting in 2015/2016 is special as his overall work in the revolutionary war is heralded. The Catawba Nation hero, Captain Redhead, was newly painted and now featured, is a significant and powerful thanks to the Catawba Nation helping to create the new country of the United States. Moving into 2017, we've announced our next painting to be of Mary Patton, the local hero who donated 500 pounds of black powder to the militia.
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Pictured below is the other desired look and design of classic American architecture, while above you noted our rougher, "back-country," styled design with logs. It is our intent to showcase both styles on about 100 acres facilitating fully uniformed troops and characters - as well as our woodsmen and militia style families.
Additional rooms (150 to 200) have been suggested in a one or two-story wing format (possibly sunken down in grade) to mathematically escalate the pro-forma of room nights sold. This allows for $21 million gross to $26M per annum.
Some finials of recent architecural jobs in the area have been designated as iconic and classic. These include ballasters, keystones from the Houser House and 12 pane windows.
Additional items in the region have replicated the minor dome at Monticello, Doric and Ionic columns as well as brick and white wood blending.
Be sure to see our latest film worked on by the ARWLHC and many members in Alone Yet Not Alone. The film is complete with several weapons worn by our Master ARWLHC Armorer, William Richard King at King's Forge and Muzzleloading.
Take special note of the many American Indians (actually Asians) showcased with Matt Dyer of Kings Mountain, NC and his shaved head.
Executive Director Mark Anthony's welcome message: From our Executive Director - a letter of welcome: Fellow members and friends of the American Revolutionary War Living History Center:
Thank you for your vote in selecting me as the Executive Director of the ARWLHC. I humbly accept the position of Executive Director.
Your confidence and support, while evidenced in a leader or leadership group, is not just placed with them but continues to endorse the idea that the general public will benefit from the mission and purpose of the ARWLHC. I hope to be able to shepherd the organization as it continues to progress.
As you all know, the ARWLHC is poised to fill an essential gap in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. This area, so vital to the success of the American Revolution, does not provide members of the general public - and our children in particular - with a dedicated place to go and interact with re-enactors and artisans telling the story of the common people who did the majority of the living and dying during the time of the Revolution.
Most of the local battlefields and parks benefit from professional staff and fancy programs that are publically funded. I am not saying that is all bad or should be changed. What I foresee is the ARWLHC allowing those same members of the public who visit these heritage sites the opportunity to experience and learn the American Revolution through the proposed plans for the ARWLHC.
Thus, the ARWLHC can be a vital complement and companion to the established battlefields and parks. This can be done by continuing to grow public awareness and interest in the mission of the ARWLHC. This can be done by all of us continuing to support each other. This can be done by continuing in the faith in liberty and the promise of a better future that sustained our forebearers.
Thank you again for your support of the ARWLHC and its leadership.
Mark C Anthony
Previous Executive Directors are Martin CJ Mongiello (acting 2008 and now Emeritus), David Sherrill (elected 2009-2010 awarded the ARWLHC Pin for Distinguished Service) and William Richard King (elected 2011-2012 awarded the ARWLHC Pin for Distinguished Service) Master Armorer of the ARWLHC and owner of Kings Forge and Muzzleloading. After Mr. Anthony's 2013-2014 term, due to his success with the National SAR Convention, his term was extended by the corporate board of directors of the ARWLHC for an additional four-year term, to 2018. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Service Center Distinguished Service medal (DSM) along with Joe Epley in the year of 2015 at a commemorative dinner.
- From the Executive Director
- Getting involved
- Specifications for building
- Why this region
- Book, Television & Film Work
- Assurances for Investment
- TPA and our Investors Video
- Mission Statement
- Objectives and Goals
- 2016 new items and media
- Research and Feasibility Studies
- King's Mountain and Cowpens
- The Philadelphia location
- The Washington, DC location
- Featured team
- Board of Advisors