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ATLANTA – National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Robert Vogel announced the selection of Matthew Woods as superintendent of North Carolina’s Moores Creek National Battlefield, effective April 14.

“Matthew has a deep understanding of Moores Creek National Battlefield and will help to ensure the park’s history and resources are well preserved,” Vogel said. “He is also committed to working with the community to provide outdoor experiences, partnering with the local community, and ensuring the Battlefield continues to enhance the local economy by attracting visitors to the area.”

MOCR Matthew Woods

“This park preserves the site of the first significant victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution,” said Woods.  “I am honored to serve as the next superintendent, working closely with the park’s staff and partners to lead Moores Creek National Battlefield into the future.”


Woods, formerly a high school history teacher and United States Army Reservist, came to the National Park Service by way of the Teacher Ranger Teacher Program. While at Moores Creek National Battlefield, he has served as a regional lead coach for interpretation and is currently serving as a representative on North Carolina’s board to commemorate and plan events related to the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence.


Moores Creek National Battlefield is part of the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina, a collaborative of five parks that share resources and support each other. National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac congratulated Matthew on his new assignment and said, “His many years of service as the park’s chief of interpretation with a recent acting superintendent assignment at Moores Creek National Battlefield have prepared Matthew to enhance engagement and access to this important site.”



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