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

2014 January 15 Hawaii by Land and Sea Tour Information Meeting
2014 January 26 Aberdeen, A Pictorial Journey
Robbie Farrell
2014 April 12 Clenny Creek Day
2014 May 4 East and West Southern Pines Photo Presentation
Sara Lindau
2014 May 18 History of Early Moore County Libraries Lecture
Ron Bergquist
2014 May 8 Spring Day Tour
2014 June 29 Historical Association's Annual Meeting
2014 September 5 - 14 Hawaii by Land and Sea Tour
2014 September 26 Jugtown Pottery Tour
2014 October 5 Woodruff & Aswad Lecture
2014 October 11 Shaw House Vintage Collectibles & Antiques Fair
2014 Oct 31 - Nov 2 Antiques Show & Sale
2014 December 7 Bryant House Holiday Open House
2014 December 11 Members Holiday Party
2014 December 12 - 14 Shaw House Holiday Open House
2015 January 24 Long Rifle Lecture
William Ivey
Sunset in Hawaii.

January 15, 2014

Hawaii by Land and Sea Tour Information Meeting

2:00 pm
Shaw House

Explore Hawaii by land and sea. This fabulous travel experience features a seven night NCL cruise to Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Join us and Collette Travel at a special information meeting at the Shaw House on January 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

CLICK HERE for pricing and more details about the tour.

Robbie Farrell.

January 26, 2014

A History of Aberdeen in the 20th Century

Lecture by Robbie Farrell
Bethesda Church by the Lake (US 1), Fellowship Hall
2:00 pm
No admission charge.

Robbie Farrell, a third-generation Aberdeen resident, narrates a visual journey through the rich history of Aberdeen, North Carolina. Photos from his book, "Aberdeen" will be presented with an oral history and his unique view into growth and expansion of his hometown through the 20th century.

Confederate boy soldier.

April 12, 2014

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 13, 2014

Bring all the family to the ninth annual Clenny Creek Day Saturday, April 12, 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 13, 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. Vendors include:
Betty Beavers, Mary Kay Products
Marie Bonner, Interchangeable Handbags
Alice Cox, Rada Cutlery & Rainbow Vacs/Supplies
Bethany Dant, Tastefully Simple Products
Bonnie Roberson, Baskets made by My Hands
Laura Jackson, Bath and Body Products
Leslie Covington, Ole Time Bake Goods
Jeffrey Spencer, Wooden Rubberhand Guns
Donald Padgett, Clocks made of wood & horseshoes
Lori Fischler, Handmade Jewelry
Ellis Hardison, Local Honey
Larry Ross, Wood Childrens Toys
Kathy Nester, PartyLite Gifts (candles and accessories).

Click here to view some of the raffle items >>

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. Raffle items include:
39 inch Sanyo LCD TV
7 inch Android Tablet
Charcoal grill/smoker
Ladies Watch by Premier Jewelry
Pottery vase by Charlie Riggs
Pottery by Frogtown Pottery
Hand crocheted caps (infant to adult) by Iris Strother
Plus, Gift Certificates including:
$50 Best Buy
$30 Lowe's Hardware
$25 Olive Garden
$25 Kohl's
$25 The Eyes Have It eyebrow shaping.

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.

East West Southern Pines Book.

May 4, 2014

East and West Southern Pines Photo Presentation

Lecture by Sara Lindau
Southern Pines Library
3:00 pm
No Admission Charge

The Southern Pines Library is hosting a slide presentation and talk on “East and West Southern Pines,” a book of historic photographs telling the story of 50 years in Southern Pines’ history.

Sara Lindau, co-author of the book published by Arcadia Press, will speak on Sunday, May 4 in the final program of the library’s “Explorations for Adults” monthly series. Admission is free and the program begins at 3 p.m. The library is at 170 W. Connecticut Ave.

Currently a trustee for the Moore County Historical Asociation, Lindau was a newspaper reporter for the Wilmington Morning Star, the Sandhills Citizen, and The Pilot.

She has won awards for her writing in the investigative, spot news,  feature, and community service categories from the North Carolina Press Association. She is now a freelance writer covering Moore County for Elite, a modern military living  magazine published monthly by the Fayetteville Publishing Company.

“East and West Southern Pines” is divided into two parts: From the late 1800s to the middle of the 20th century, the part of town that was predominately a “white” neighborhood east of Broad Street, and on the west side, the predominately African-American neighborhoods and businesses. The late Pam Blue  co-authored the part of the book detailing West Southern Pines, which at one time was a separate municipality.

“East and West Southern Pines” is available at the Moore County Historical Association gift shop at the Shaw House, corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street. It may also be purchased at the Country Book Shop in downtown Southern Pines.

Rosedale Plantation.

May 8, 2014

Spring Day Tour

Depart Shaw House 8AM, Return 6:30 PM
Cost $100 MCHA members, $110 non-members

A spring day tour on May 8 will take visitors to the flowering Piedmont area of North Carolina. The tour leaves at 8 a.m. from the Shaw House, corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street, and returns at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The trip is sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association.

The tour will spend the morning at Howe Botanical Garden in Belmont. The grounds feature more than a dozen themed areas, including the “four seasons,” cottage, canal garden, azalea and perennial gardens. There are 12 fountains on the grounds and an 8,000 square foot orchid conservatory.

In the afternoon, the tour will visit Rosedale Plantation in Charlotte. Built in 1815, Rosedale is considered by some to be one of the state’s finest examples of the Federal architecture style. Visitors will get to visit the house and the Boxwood gardens also.

The tour makes a last stop at the Mint Museum that is housed in a facility that served as the first branch of the U.S. Mint from 1837-1861. The museum’s North Carolina pottery and gold coins minted in Charlotte impress visitors as well as the art, sculpture, ceramics, and period costumes on displayice . Cost of the trip is $100 for members of the Moore County Historical Association, and $110 for non-members. The price includes transportation, all entry fees and a box lunch.

Call the Moore County Historical Association at (910) 692-2051 to register.

Niagara Library.

May 18, 2014

History of Early Moore County Libraries Lecture

Lecture by Ron Bergquist
First Baptist Church, 200 E. New York Avenue and May Street, Southern Pines
2:00 pm, No Admission Charge, Please Use May Street Entrance

Moore County’s little known, tiny libraries in six towns of less than 5,000 population will be the subject of a program Sunday, May 18 at the First Baptist Church of Southern Pines. Speaker will be Ron Bergquist, clinical assistant professor in the school of information and library science at UNC-Chapel Hill. The program sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association begins at 2 p.m. and there is no admission charge.

The church is at 200 E. New York Ave. and May Street. The audience is requested to use the May Street driveway entrance where plentiful parking is available.

Bergquist will present his doctoral dissertation, on the subject of how local citizens in these six small towns in Moore County established and maintained their own local public libraries. The libraries that he focused on for his study were in Aberdeen, Robbins, Carthage, Vass, and Pinebluff and the smallest of all, Niagara which is a tiny community just north of Southern Pines. By all accounts, they are still thriving. He did not include the Southern Pines Library nor the Given Library in Pinehurst because they are in the two much larger towns.

"Large, urban institutions are well represented in American public library history, but the stories of libraries in small towns or in rural areas are not as well represented," he writes summarizing the topic of his presentation. Some of the libraries failed over time, some succeeded, but all of them went through a process of finding their place in their community and governmental environments. These environments themselves were changing with the times. Bergquist used newspaper articles, interviews and direct observation to do his "study of those libraries and the people who created them—in the context of their times and circumstances, and in the context of how they were and are viewed by the profession of librarianship."

Bergquist gave a version of this talk in 2007 to the staff of the Moore County Library in Carthage at the request of the late Tony Parker, a Moore County genealogist, historian, librarian, businessman and former Moore County Commissioner.

Bergquist is in his second career. He spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, also receiving an Air Force ROTC Commission as Second Lieutenant. He spent two tours in Vietnam, then was assigned stateside to duties in Texas, Virginia, California, Alabama, and at the Pentagon. He spent eight years in three different assignments in Germany, retiring in 1995 with the rank of Colonel. Upon moving to Pinebluff, he was elected to the Town Board of Commissioners and served a two year term as Mayor Pro Tem and as the Commissioner for Parks and Recreation.

In 1997 he entered graduate school, earning a Master of Science in Library Science in 1999 and began his doctoral studies in August that year. He was a Teaching Fellow, handling instruction of both undergraduate and graduate students in the school of information and library science. After earning his Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science in May 2006, he was appointed adjunct professor, then Clinical Assistant Professor in 2010.

For more information call (910) 692-2051.


June 29, 2014

Historical Association's Annual Meeting

Union Presbyterian Church
2014-2032 State Road 1805, Cameron, NC 28326
2:00 pm
Members and Guest of Members Only, No Admission Charge

The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at the historic Union Presbyterian Church near Carthage. Our co-presidents, Kelly Hinson and Greg Zywocinski will report on the status of the MCHA and current projects. Gail Bailey will be the guest speaker and will present the history of the church which was organized in 1797.

The church is on Union Church Road, 2014-2032 State Road 1805. From Business US 1 in Vass, at Miller's Restaurant, turn onto Union Church Road. The church is located about 6 miles down the road across from the Union Pines High School.

Sunset in Hawaii.

September 5 to 14, 2014

Hawaii by Land and Sea Tour

10 Days, 22 Meals
Click here for pricing and details

Enjoy the best of both worlds as you explore Hawaii by land and sea. This fabulous travel experience features a seven night NCL cruise to Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Don’t miss your very own corner of paradise when your ships docks for two days on each island. During this time a wide array of optional on and off-board excurisons are open to you. Before and after your cruise you’ll enjoy the up-close experiences only guided travel can provide. Relax at a luxurious hotel in Waikiki. “Remember Pearl Harbor” as you visit the moving USS Arizona Memorial. Travel to the famed North Shore to watch the waves roll in.

CLICK HERE for pricing and more details about the tour.

Travis Owens throwing a pot.

September 26, 2014

Jugtown Pottery Day Tour

Car Pool - Depart from the Shaw House 10:30 am, return late afternoon
Bring a bag lunch - drinks and dessert provided
Cost $10.00 Members Non-members $15.00

Pam and Vernon Owens, owners of Jugtown Pottery, will host our day tour on Friday, September 26. You will hear the fascinating history of Jugtown, have a private tour of their museum, perhaps see a potter at the wheel, and visit the retail shop.

After our Jugtown stop, we will visit a couple other well known pottery shops in the area and Jerry Darnell's blacksmith studio. Mr. Darnell's studio is in the former kitchen attached to the historic Garner House, built in the late 1700s that is on the Shaw House property. The kitchen was in such poor shape when the historical association acquired the house that it would have been prohibitively expensive to try to restore it, so Darnell acquired it for his own studio. There may be other stops added along the way depending on what the tour members prefer. Call (910) 692-2051 to reserve your place.


October 5, 2014

David Woodruff and Ed Aswad Lectures

History of Southern Pines and Moore County
Southern Pines Civic Club, Southern Pines
2:00 pm, No Admission Charge

The Moore County Historical Association will host a double lecture on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 South Ashe Street.

Presenters will be David Woodruff and Ed Aswad who will be showing photographs about the early history of Southern Pines and Moore County, with readings from their newly published books.

David Woodruff who was born and raised in Southern Pines will guide the audience through the beginning of the town in the late 1880s, accompanied by about 45 historic photos in the form of slides, focusing on the big resort hotels that were built at the turn of the 20th century in Southern Pines. Woodruff was born in 1935 in Southern Pines. He was a child when World War II arrived and when it was over, he was only 10. He is retired from his career in the insurance business. He recently published a book, “Tap Roots,” that Woodruff describes as containing “tales of growing up in Southern Pines.”

Ed Aswad, a newcomer to Moore County, writer and photographer relocated from Binghamton N.Y., will present a Powerpoint show to the audience about “1,001 Trivia Questions and Answers of Moore County” and the story of how the book came about. Aswad also said there are tid bits of information, some obscure and little known facts, and some “folklore. Aswad is a resident of Vass.

The public is invited to attend with no admission charge. For more information, contact the Moore County Historical Association at 692-2051 or info@moorehistory.com

Shaw House Fair.

October 11, 2014

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

The 6th Annual Shaw House Fair is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Shaw House is at the corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in Southern Pines. Admission is free and the event is sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association.

There will be live music all day, from handy front porches, with local musicians, including Tom Campa at 10, then at 11, the Java Mules. The afternoon entertainment will be by Bill Lindau at 12:30 and Tom Gonzalez at 1:30 p.m. A big finish will be provided by David McDonald and Friends.

During the day you can take a lunch break of hot dogs, beans and corn bread on the menu. The Shaw House, the two cabins in the back from the 1700s, the Sanders Cabin and the Garner House plus an old tobacco barn MCHA is restoring can be toured and some crafts are usually demonstrated inside these original settlers’ cabins from northern Moore County.

As before, there will be fascinating  crafts demonstrations to show visitors how crafts of the past were done.  We have some new faces and some familiar ones  demonstrating crafts of the old times. Newcomer Pat Smith will demonstrate wool dying, along with Eugene Dickinson, making dulcimers and banjos. Deborah Nibert will demonstrate quilting and Betsy Younger will give everyone a try at pottery making.  Returning this year will be Bonnie Robinson, basket-making, Jacqueline Stewart, weaving. We also have leather craft, woodworking, and needlepoint.

Antiques and collectibles vendors will be set up for browsing and buying in addition to onsite glass and crystal repair. There will be Moore Treasures for sale, donated items, for sale. There are still some spaces left for vendors who wish to set up and sell, by calling Grace at (910) 693-1019 or Sarah at the Shaw House (910) 692-2051.

Join the MCHA for a fun and educational experience at the Shaw House Fair. Plenty of parking available.

Check out our past photos on Facebook!

ACCEPTING BOOTH RESERVATIONS for individuals or antiques dealers. Booths are $45. Read our vendor information sheet>>

Antiques Show.

October 31 to November 2, 2014

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 and those special gifts offered by the Moore County Historical Association.

Click here to get a $1 off admission coupon >>

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

Child with Christmas tree.

December 7, 2014

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 11, 2014

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 12 to 14, 2014

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.

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.

Bill Ivey will provide an illustrated lecture on the nine schools of the long-rifle, often known as the Kentucky rifle. Ivey has been an avid collector of the long-rifles most of his adult life and is the author of “North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765-1865.” The book has over 1,200 color photos of 213 longrifles, powder horns, and bags. Included in the “schools” is the Kennedy Gun Factory in Moore County. Guests are encouraged to bring their own muzzleloaders for identification by him.