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PO Box 324, Southern Pines, NC 28387 · (910) 692-2051 FAX/Phone · moorehistory@connectnc.net · www.moorehistory.com

2015 January 24 Long Rifle Lecture William Ivey
2015 March 4 Candian Rockies by Train Tour Information Meeting
2015 March 30-31 Biltmore House Downton Abbey Exhibit Tour
2015 April 18 Clenny Creek Day
2015 April 25 Springfest at the Shaw House
2015 June 14 Historical Association Annual Meeting
2015 October 2-11 Candian Rockies by Train Tour
2015 October 10 Shaw House Vintage Fair
2015 October 14-15 Wilmington and Brunswick County 2-Day Tour
2015 Oct 30 - Nov 1 Antiques Show & Sale
2015 December 6 Bryant House Holiday Open House
2015 December 10 Members Holiday Party
2015 December 11-13 Shaw House Holiday Open House

Long rifles.

January 24, 2015

Long Rifle Lecture

Lecture by William Ivey
Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe Street, Southern Pines
2:00 pm
No admission charge.

William Ivey from Asheboro can tell you most anything you may want to know about North Carolina longrifles. Ivey sees these rifles as pieces of sculpture: the slender style of the wooden stock, the beautiful relief carving, the fine engraving on the patchbox (where the owner stored his accessories) and the graceful curve of the trigger guard. A work of art!

Ivey has been an avid collector and preservationist of Piedmont N. C. pottery, furniture and the longrifle most of his adult life. His father gave him a longrifle to hang over his mantel as a Christmas present in1969. Soon after, he realized he needed a powder horn to go with the rifle, and the collecting began.

After years of collecting and research, he has published “North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765-1865.” Included in the schools is Kennedy Gun Factory in Mechanics Hill (Robbins). The factory operated from late 1700s until it closed in 1836, and employed at various times between 80-150 craftsmen. Join the Moore County Historical Association on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2 PM at the Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 South Ashe Street for an illustrated lecture by Bill Ivey on the nine schools of the NC longrifles. You are encouraged to bring your muzzleloaders for identification by Mr. Ivey.

The program is free. Space is limited so please arrive early.


Canadian Rockies.

March 4, 2015

Canadian Rockies by Train Tour Information Meeting

Travel Presentation at the Shaw House at 2:00 pm
Please RSVP for the Meeting (910) 692-8344

Join your friends and neighbors on a ten-day tour of the Canadian Rockies. Tour dates are October 2 to 11, 2015. From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for a once in a lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where you enjoy breakfast with a view! Travel one of the world’s most spectacular roads, the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Feel like royalty while overnighting at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover the natural beauty of Morainne Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a Ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a BBQ lunch in the great outdoors. End your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.


Biltmore.

March 30 - 31, 2015

Biltmore House Downton
Abbey Exhibit and Tour

Asheville, North Carolina
Departs From the Shaw House

Are you a fan of the PBS Masterpiece  series, “Downton Abbey”? Whether you are a first time visitor to Biltmore House near Asheville or have enjoyed the beautiful grounds before, this exciting tour set for March 30-31, 2015 will combine the best of both worlds. The tour is sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association. But hurry to make your plans, for the tour only has room for 13 people.

Biltmore, the 19th century estate constructed and formerly owned by the wealthy Vanderbilt family has a new exhibit: “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.” The exhibition features more than 40 costumes from the popular Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey.”

The clothing will be showcased in rooms throughout the Biltmore House in groupings inspired by the fictional program set in England at the turn of the 20th century. Biltmore House was constructed in the same historical period.

The tour includes the house with an audio tour, winery and gardens tour, as well as a guided behind the scenes Upstairs/Downstairs type of tour of the mansion. Lunch is included at the Stable Café on the property. Dutch treat dinner will be in downtown Asheville. Overnight lodging will be at the Hampton Inn, Tunnel Road, which includes a full, hot breakfast.

The tour group will depart the Shaw House in Southern Pines at 8 a.m. on the 30th with a Mystery Tour scheduled on the way to Asheville, followed by a dutch-treat lunch.

Kirk Tours is handling the trip. The deadline for payment in full for the tour is Friday,  March 13, 2015. Members of MCHA will get discounts: Member costs are $390 for a single; $336 for double per person; $317 triple per person. Non-members pay $404 for single, $350 for double per person, and $331 triple per person. This includes the entrance to the house and the audio tour, the Downton Abbey exhibit; gardens and winery, behind the scenes tour, lunch at Stable Café on the grounds, and hotel accommodations with breakfast and transportation.

For more information, contact Sarah at the Shaw House at (910) 692-2051.

For reservations contact Marva Kirk, Kirk Tours, (910) 295-2257. For questions about trip insurance call AAA at (910) 693-0335.


Bryant House.

April 18, 2015

Clenny Creek Day

Bryant House and McLendon Cabin, 3361 Mt. Carmel Road, Carthage
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
No Admission Charge, Rain Date April 19, 2015

Bring all the family to the tenth annual Clenny Creek Day Saturday, April 18, have food, music, fun, and support the Moore County Historical Association’s maintenance of two historic dwellings: The Bryant House and McLendon Cabin at 3361 Mt. Carmel Road in Carthage.

Admission is free and parking is abundant off Richardson Road in the field, with parking signs showing you where to go. Come and spend the whole day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s the annual rite of spring organized by the Friends of the Bryant House, an 1820s-era furnished home on the site, next door to the 1760s era Joel McLendon Cabin, the oldest dwelling on its original site in Moore County. Both historic house museums owned by the Moore County Historical Association are open year-round for tours. Vendors will have crafts , baked goods, jewelry and all kinds of items for sale and display.

There will be a Civil War camp on the beautiful spring grounds.

Demonstrations of old-time activities such as quilting, weaving, and living history will take place throughout the entire day. The McLendon Cabin was occupied during both the Revolutionary and the Civil War, the Bryant House during the Civil War.

Enjoy a great lunch while listening to the music of Clyde Maness, Up and Coming, David McDonald, Steven Hedgpeth, Allen Ashdown, and other talented musicians. This year we will be offering delicious Boar’s Head premium beef hot dogs, pinto beans, corn bread, BBQ sandwiches, and beverages.

Each vendor will donate an item to be raffled off at the end of the day. We are also hosting a special 50/50 raffle. The winner gets 50% of the total ticket sales. Tickets are 1 ticket for $2, 3 for $5, and 10 for $10. Tickets may be purchased at the Shaw House, corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in Southern Pines, from Friends of the Bryant House or at Clenny Creek Day. You do not have to be present to win.

Money raised from Clenny Creek Day is used to defray maintenance and restoration costs for the two historic house museums. The Friends of the Bryant House money raised by Clenny Creek Day events in past years was recently used for restoration work on the McLendon Cabin to stabilize its chimney and foundation. Other restoration work will be the roof repair on the Bryant House and replacing the rotten sliding.

ACCEPTING VENDOR BOOTH RESERVATIONS. Booths are $20. Read or download our vendor information sheet.

For information, call (910) 692-2051.


The Shaw House.

April 25, 2015

Springfest at the Shaw House

110 W. Morganton Road
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
No Admission Charge

On Southern Pines’ annual Springfest Saturday April 25 this year, for the first time, the Shaw House  and the two cabins plus a couple of other structures such as an old tobacco barn, and shed will be open to visitors.

There is no admission charge. The Springfest at the Shaw House  will open  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A special feature of this Springfest event will be the  display of old Southern Pines historical photographs throughout the Shaw House for people to look at.

Reproductions of historic photographs, books, note cards,  and other gifts related to old-timey Southern Pines and Moore County may also be purchased at the gift shop in the Shaw House.


The Black-Cole House.

June 14, 2015

Historical Association's Annual Meeting

Black-Cole House at Rubicon Farm
2:00 pm, Bring Your Own Chair
Members and Guest of Members Only, No Admission Charge

This year's annual meeting will be held at the historic Black-Cole house at Rubicon Farm on Sunday, June 14 at 2 PM. The Association's annual membership meetings bring together people with a reverence and knowledge of history. There will be a special presenation on the history of the house which is on the National Register of Historic Sites. The house was built about the time the Shaw Hosue was built - in the 1820s. Refreshments will be served.

Driving directions - The Black-Cole house at Rubicon Farm is located at the end of Rubicon Road off HWY 73. From the traffic circle at Pinehurst, take US 15­-501 north toward Carthage. Drive approximately 3.5 miles and turn left at the traffic light, onto NC 73 West. Drive approximately 2.6 miles and turn right onto Rubicon Road. The farm is at the end of the road, approximately .8 miles.


Canadian Rockies.

October 2 to 11, 2015

Canadian Rockies by Train Tour

Ten Day Tour
Click here for pricing and details

Join your friends and neighbors on a ten-day tour of the Canadian Rockies. From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for a once in a lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where you enjoy breakfast with a view! Travel one of the world’s most spectacular roads, the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Feel like royalty while overnighting at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover the natural beauty of Morainne Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a Ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a BBQ lunch in the great outdoors. End your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.

Click here for pricing and details.


Shaw House Fair.

October 10, 2015

Shaw House Vintage Collectibles & Antiques Fair

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$2 Admission Charge, Includes 1 Raffle Ticket, Children 12 and Under Free

Visit the Shaw House Fair! Experience Southern Pines history with tours and vintage craft demonstrations on the grounds of the historic Shaw House.

As always, in addition to the vendors offering vintage collectibles, antiques and crafts, there will be the Moore Treasures table of collectibles for sale, with proceeds to the Moore County Historical Association. Plus, there will be live music, and food. The Shaw House Gift Shop will be open which offers custom designed soaps, historic photograph reproductions, note cards and writing paper, plus books and other items to make your early Christmas gift shopping simple.

Last but not least, absorb the aura of historic Moore County by taking the kids to see vintage craft demonstrations in the cabins on the grounds.


Bellamy Manson.

October 14-15, 2015

Wilmington and Brunswick County 2-Day Tour

Departs from the Shaw House in Southern Pines at 8:00 am
Members $347 Single, $285 Double pp, $265 Triple pp
Non-Members $357 Single, $295 Double pp, $275 Triple pp

Visit historic Wilmington and Brunswick County during the cooler weather this October 14 and 15.

The Moore County Historical Association is sponsoring one night and two full days visiting historic sites dating back to the early 1700s in and around southeastern North Carolina’s port city: Wilmington, plus nearby Brunswick County, both a hop, skip and  a jump from the ocean and beautiful beaches.

Space is limited to the first 13 responders, with payment in full due by Friday, Sept. 18 by cash, check, or credit card.

The group will depart from the Shaw House, corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in Southern Pines, at 8:00 a.m. on Oct. 14. The lucky people in this group will visit the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson settlement, Poplar Grove Plantation, the Bellamy Mansion in the heart of historic Wilmington, the Burgwin-Wright House nearby, the Latimer House, and Thalian Hall.

All food except for breakfast will be Dutch treat. Lodging over night from the 14-15 will be at the Hampton Inn near Wrightsville Beach just a few minutes from Wilmington. Dinner Oct. 14, the first night, will be at the Bridge Tender restaurant with a gorgeous view of Wrightsville Sound and the Intercoastal Waterway.

The cost of the trip to members of MCHA will be $347 for single; $285 per person for double and $265 per person for triple accommodation. Non-members will pay $357 for single; $295 per person for double; and $275 per person for triple.

The trip is being conducted by Marva Kirk Tours. For for information and reservations call Marva Kirk at (910)  295-2257. Or call Sarah at the Shaw House, (910) 692-2051 for details. Insurance is handled by AAA, at (910) 693-0335.

Reservations and payment are made to Marva Kirk, Kirk Tours, P.O. Box 3376, Pinehurst, 28374.


Antiques Show.

October 30 to November 1, 2015

Antiques Show & Sale

National Guard Armory, Morganton Road, Southern Pines
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission $6 for All Three Days

The Antiques Sale and Show promises something for everyone. No matter what your budget, or your taste in decor, you are sure to find that special "something" in the climate-controlled National Guard Armory in Southern Pines.

Over 30 dealers will feature - art, furniture, glass, jewelry, linens, porcelain, pottery and china, and many other fine collectibles.

Plus onsite doll and crystal repair.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Historical Association.


Child with Christmas tree.

December 6, 2015

Bryant House Holiday Open House

Bryant House & McLendon Cabin, 3361 Mount Carmel Road, Carthage
1:00 to 4:00 pm
No Admission Charge

Get into the old-time Christmas spirit with the annual Christmas open house at the historic Bryant House and McLendon Cabin.

The Moore County Historical Association and Friends of the Bryant House host the event without admission charge so every Yule visitor can get a little taste of how early settlers celebrated Christmas.

Decorations are based on old-timey materials and traditions, there will be refreshments, and live music.

The Bryant House and McLendon Cabin are at 3361 Mt. Carmel Road in Carthage. The cabin is the oldest dwelling remaining on its original site, where it was built in the 1760s. Next door on the same lot is the Bryant House, a bigger dwelling dating back to the 1820s. Along with decorations and refreshments, there is customarily an historical interpretation and tours. The cabin’s huge fireplace has been used for a roaring fire as a small but cozy island of Yule cheer and decorations.


Dancing couple.

December 10, 2015

Members Holiday Party

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Members Only, No Admission Charge

Tis the season for yule tide greetings and to say to our members, "thank you for your support." So step back in time and join us in olde holiday cheer.


Child against plaid background.

December 11 to 13

Shaw House Holiday Open House

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
1:00 to 4:00 pm
No Admission Charge

Enjoy old-time decorations, warm apple cider and homemade cookies at the annual Christmas Open House. Tour three house-museums built between the 1700s and 1800s. The event is free to the public to let people see how early Southern Pines and Sandhills residents lived.