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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 April 18 Clenny Creek Day
2015 October 2-11 Candian Rockies by Train Tour
2015 October 10 Shaw House Vintage Collectibles & Antiques Fair
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
Click here for pricing and details

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.

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Confederate boy soldier.

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. In case of rain, Clenny Creek Day will be held the next day on Sunday, April 19, noon to 5.

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 and other talented musicians. This year we will be offering delicious Boar’s Head premium beef hot dogs, pinto beans, corn bread, and beverages.

Plus, we are hosting a special raffle. Tickets may be purchased for $1 each at the Shaw House, corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in Southern Pines, or from Friends of the Bryant House. 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.

For information, call (910) 692-2051.


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
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
No Admission Charge

Visit the Shaw House Fair! Admission is free, parking is free, and also free are house 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.


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.