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

2016 January 24 Lost Town of Craigrownie Program
2016 February 2 Saving Kenneth Black Cemetery Grave Marking
2016 February 13 Love Your Local Authors Meet and Greet
2016 April 16 Clenny Creek Day at the Bryant House
2016 April 18 Shaw House Tea Room Luncheon
2016 April 26-28 Charlottesville VirginiaTour
2016 April 30 Springfest at the Shaw House
2016 June 12 Annual Meeting
2016 October 3 Autumnfest
2016 October 8 Shaw House Vintage Fair
2016 December 4 Bryant House Holiday Open House
2016 December 8 Members Holiday Party
2016 December 9-11 Shaw House Holiday Open House

January 24, 2016

Lost Town of Craigrownie Program

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

The Moore County Historical Association is sponsoring a presentation by Michael Cox of Southern Pines on Craigrownie, a "lost town" of the Sandhills Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Southern Pines Civic Club, corner of Ashe Street and East Pennsylvania Avenue. The presentation is free.

Cox, an advertising salesman for The Pilot, the local newspaper in Southern Pines, has put together his riveting tale that goes back to an ancestor of his named Duncan Patterson, who was one of the original landowners in the area arriving in North Carolina in 1740. He was one of the Highland Scots who left Scotland to be free of the British and settled much of this area before the Revolutionary War.

Plans for this town to serve as a railroad center, a resort and other activities came to nothing and today it lies becalmed and all but invisible in its hidden nook in northern Richmond County. The town that once covered 30 acres leaves no visible trace today, but it does have a legacy in the people of the area who carry its history through generations of their families. Craigrownie is named for the homeland of Duncan Patterson's wife. The name may be translated to mean "Tree on a Hill," and reflects fond memories of her native Scotland, where Cove Castle, in Argyll, Scotland are located.


February 2, 2016

Saving Kenneth Black Cemetery Grave Marking

Behind Chick-fil-A and Little Caesar Pizza, Southern Pines/Aberdeen
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
No admission charge.

Join the Moore County Historical Association as New South Associates from Greensboro mark the graves at the Kenneth Black Cemetery found by ground penetrating radar (GPR). GPR of the site was done on December 16, 2015 after the Historical Association reached its fundraising goal to hire the company. Coffee and refreshments will be served as guests learn about the cemetery and how the graves were found. Weather permitting.

To find the cemetery - The cemetery is located in Southern Pines/Aberdeen off HWY 15-501 behind the Chick-fil-A and Little Caesar Pizza restaurants. Turn onto the road by the Chamber of Commerce sign. Keep right on the paved road. The road ends a few yards away and there you will see balloons along a dirt road to the left. The cemetery is located .2 of a mile down the road.


February 13, 2016

Love Your Local Authors Meet and Greet

Shaw House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No admission charge.

The Shaw House and Azalea Art Press invite you to LOVE YOUR LOCAL AUTHORS! a very special open house on Saturday, February 13 from 2-4 p.m. Come experience the historic Shaw House in downtown Southern Pines and enjoy tasty Valentine’s Day treats, live music and readings by your favorite writers such as Cos Barnes, Norris Hodgkins, Bill Lindau, Christy Monroe, Sidley Payne, Ann Murphy Robson, Mary Lou Berry Roche, Jennie Rose and more. Free to the public and all are welcome!


April 16, 2016

Clenny Creek Day

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

Bring all the family to the annual Clenny Creek Day and 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 talented musicians.

We are hosting a special 30/10/10 raffle with three winners. The top winner will get 30% of the ticket sales and two winners will get 10% each. The remaining sales goes towards the preservation of the properties. 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.


April 18, 2016

Shaw House Tea Room Luncheon

Shaw House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines
Time to Be Announced
Luncheon Charge to Be Announced

Details to be announced.


April 26-28, 2016

Charlottesville Virginia Tour

Leaves from the Shaw House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines
Time to Be Announced
Cost to Be Announced

Details to be announced.


April 30, 2016

Springfest at the Shaw House

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

On Southern Pines’ annual Springfest this year, the Shaw House  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.


June 12, 2016

Historical Association's Annual Meeting

Location to Be Announced
2:00 pm, Bring Your Own Chair
Members and Guest of Members, No Admission Charge

Details to be announced.


October 2016

Southern Pines Autumnfest

Location to Be Announced
Time to Be Announced

Details to be announced.


October 8, 2016

Shaw House Vintage Collectibles & Antiques Fair

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
Time to Be Announced
$2 Admission Charge, Includes 1 Raffle Ticket, Children 12 and Under Free

Visit the Shaw House Fair! Experience Southern Pines history with tours, hidden treasusres, 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 of old time crafts such as basketweaving, pottery, needlework, weaving in the cabins on the grounds.


December 4, 2016

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.


December 8, 2016

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.


December 9 to 11, 2016

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.