On March 24-25, 2012, the Cornelius Historic Preservation Commission and PARC Department held the first "Stopover at the Springs: A Revolutionary War Encampment Re-enactment". View photos of the encampment re-enactment.
The History of Cornelius: The Conard Collection
Unofficial town historian, Jack Conard, shared more than 200 photos he has collected over the years for the first photographic exhibit in town. The opening reception drew a crowd of more than 100 people. The exhibit, held at the Cornelius Arts Center, ran for three weeks with more than 1,000 people seeing the exhibit. Town staff are currently working on a permanent location for the exhibit.