Crossing of the Dan 2017 Commemoration

236th Anniversary Commemoration of
The Crossing of the Dan
February 9 & 10 ~ 17 & 18, 2017
The Prizery
700 Bruce Street. South Boston, VA 24592


Berryman Green Chapter, NSDAR
Dan River Chapter, VASSAR
Halifax County Historical Society
Town of South Boston
Halifax County Middle School

Schedule of Events

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chastain Theatre at The Prizery
    • Halifax County Middle School 6th grade Crossing of the Dan Players, Singers, and Musicians, directed by Bonnie Bowen, present the story through verse and song.
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 in the Chastain Theatre
    • All 6th grade students will visit The Prizery where the Crossing of the Dan Players, Singers, and Musicians will perform.
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    • Meet and Greet at Ernie's Restaurant ~ Seafood Buffet
  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017 in The Prizery's Banquet Hall & Boyd's Ferry Site

    10:00 Keynote Speaker
    Dan Mc Michael, portraying General Nathanael Greene

    11:00 Wreath Laying Ceremony*

    *Weather permitting, Wreath Laying Ceremony will be at the site on the Dan River at 11:00.

    12:00 Lunch

    Brunswick stew, Bread, and a Beverage will be available to purchase for $5.00, provided by Virgilina Fire Department.


Berry Hill Resort
3105 River Road
South Boston, VA  24592

Fairfield Inn & Suites***
1120 Bill Tuck Highway
South Boston, VA  24592
Holiday Inn Express*
1074 Bill Tuck Highway
South Boston, VA  24592

Super 8
1040 Bill Tuck Highway
South Boston, VA  24592

***To guarantee room availability and group rate of $104.73 at Fairfield Inn and Suites, reservations must be made by 1/17/2017. Specify Crossing of the Dan when making a reservation.

236th Crossing of the Dan Letter and Form to participate in the Saturday wreath presentation program and/or Friday's Dutch treat Meet & Greet.

For questions, more information, or special needs, contact Anne Raab at or Bernard Baker