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


School Year 2019

Historic Sites Open For School Tours

Shaw House Properties and Bryant House Properties

The Moore County Historical Association invites teachers to consider visiting one or more of our five sites. These historic sites bring history to life and complements your social studies programs. We are a non-profit organization with a mission to protect history and share resources while engaging visitors with memorable experiences. When your students visit either the Southern Pines or Carthage properties, they will take a guided tour through our houses as they compare and contrast the time period in which the people of the past lived and our lives today. Advance planning is extremely important as our sites do require reservations for groups. Our docents want to provide your students with an enjoyable educational program. Admission and the tours are free. More information is available in our School Groups Information Sheet.


February 11, 2019

Sunny Portugal, Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve Tour
Information Meeting

Shaw House, Southern Pines • 2 pm

Ancient castles and Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages and kind gentle people.  Portugal is waiting for you!  Join the Moore County Historical Association October 8 – 17, 2019 for a trip to Portugal, with optional 4-night Madeira Island post tour extension.  Start your tour in a scenic coastal resort on the Portuguese Riviera where you will see mansions scattered about Cascais and Monte Estoril that hint at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility.  Experience a Fado restaurant with traditional Portuguese cuisine, savory local wines, and the magical sounds of Fado.

Additional highlights include Lisbon, Fado Dinner Show, Sintra, Obidos, Fatima, Evora, Alentejo, Sagres, Lagos, Algarve, Faro, Cork Factory, Azeitao, two winery tours and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This ten day guided tour of Portugal includes your round trip flight from Raleigh Durham Intl. Airport, hotel, hotel transfers and fourteen meals.  Join us for a special travel presentation on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 2 PM at the Shaw House at 110 W. Morganton Road in Southern Pines.  More information can also be found at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/872851.  Please RSVP Liz Whitmore at 910-692-2051.


February 28, 2019

Tulip Time on Jewels of the Rhine Tour
Information Meeting

Shaw House, Southern Pines • 2 pm

Enjoy a relaxing and inspiring cruise on the Romantic Rhine, Europe’s longest river. Travel onboard a luxurious river ship, during tulip time, visiting iconic ports of call, sampling incredible cuisine, and absorbing the local culture. Join the Moore County Historical Association April 10 – 20, 2020 for a cruise on the Rhine. Your trip begins in Amsterdam, a 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world-class museums, theaters and cafes. Continue on to Germany, with stops in Cologne, Koblenz, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Kehl and Breisach. Along the way, explore Strasbourg, France the capital of the Alsace region, known for its medieval black and white timber framed buildings, canals and river locks. End your trip in Lucerne, Switzerland, with an optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus.

This eleven day guided tour includes your round trip flight from Raleigh Durham Intl. Airport, cruise, sightseeing and twenty-three meals. Join us for a special travel presentation on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 2 PM at the Shaw House at 110 W. Morganton Road in Southern Pines. Please RSVP Liz Whitmore at 910-692-2051 or info@moorehistory.com.


March 10, 2019

Moore County Genealogy Lecture
Presented by Morgan Jacksons

Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe Street, Southern Pines
2:00 pm • Free Admission

In 1889, the Moore County Courthouse burned and much of the county’s history went up in smoke. Morgan Jackson will sift through the ashes and other resources to detail the history and genealogy of Northern Moore County and its people. Morgan Jackson will present a fascinating view of the region’s earliest settlers through land grants and other records, migration patterns and DNA research.

Mr. Jackson is the creator of www.MooreCountyWallaces.com and author of the recently published Families of Northern Moore County: Abstract of Miscellaneous and Rare Records 1746-1830. A native of Moore County, Jackson has been researching Moore County families for over 30 years.


March 18, 2019

Shaw House Tea Room Luncheon

Seating 11:30 am and 1:00 pm

Due to popular demand the fourth annual Moore County Historical Association luncheon is set for March 18 at the Shaw House and Garner Cabin, corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in Southern Pines.

Two seatings will be at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This year, take out service is offered. Reservations are  required, both for the seated meals served by volunteers, and any take-outs. When you prepay for your meal your reservation is made. The take-outs can be picked up at the Shaw House between 11:45 and 12:45 p.m. that day, also based on prepaid reservations already made.

The historic menu is homemade creamed chicken on waffles, with maple syrup to drizzle over it if you wish. Dessert is traditional homemade prune cake. The MCHA has revived this time-honored and beloved menu to offer once a year that was formerly served daily for a couple of decades.  Chefs are Jim Jones, co-president, retired entrepreneur and Roberta Williams, both professional culinary artists.

Cost per person is $20. To reserve a meal and a seat call (910) 281-5417. Paid reservations will be accepted as long as seating lasts and payment is received. We accept credit cards and local checks.


April 17, 2019
Day Tour to Duke Homestead & NC Botanical Gardens

Departs Shaw House 8 am
Members $65 pp, Non-Members $75 pp

The North Carolina Botanical Garden comprises more than 1,000 acres, including 10 acres of display gardens and a number of natural areas in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Their main visitor site, the Display Gardens and Education Center, is located off of Old Mason Farm Road and the US 15-501 Bypass in Chapel Hill. Here they feature habitat display gardens that interpret the plants and vegetation of North Carolina, perennial borders, a Garden of Flowering Plant Families, the Piedmont Nature Trails, a green Education Center with exhibits, and much more.

Experience the Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum that encompasses the historic home, farm, and factory buildings of Washington Duke and his family as they lived on the property from 1852 until 1874. The site interprets the early farming life of the Duke family and the beginnings of their tobacco manufacturing business on the property after the Civil War.

Please contact Marva Kirk, Kirk Tours for reservations (910) 295-2257. Questions? Email info@moorehistory.com or call Sarah at the Shaw House at (910) 692-2051


April 20, 2019

Clenny Creek Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The 14th Annual Clenny Creek Day is just around the corner! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 20th, 10:00 – 4:00 pm. This annual spring event, held on the site of the historic Bryant House and McLendon Cabin is organized by the Friends of the Bryant House. The McLendon Cabin was occupied during the Revolution and the Civil War, the Bryant House during the Civil War.

On tap for the day are representations of both American Revolution and Civil War reenactors, fiber craft demonstrations, a children’s activity area, a living history display in the McLendon Cabin, a white elephant table, vegetable bedding plants and herbs for sale, food, face painting, a great raffle, Kelly’s costume trunk, and vendors. Enjoy lunch while listening to music by local musicians. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Shaw House in Southern Pines, from Friends of the Bryant House, or on the day of the event.

Money raised from Clenny Creek Day is used to defray maintenance and restoration costs for the two historic house museums. Bring the whole family for a fun day out in the country to the Bryant House and McLendon Cabin at 3361 Mt. Carmel Road in Carthage. Admission is free and parking is abundant off Richardson Road, with parking signs showing you where to go.

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

For information, call (910) 692-2051.


April 27, 2019

Springfest Open House at the Shaw House

1:00 to 4:00 pm • Free Admission
TBA

Come to Moore County Historical Associations’ Turn of the Century Photography exhibit at Shaw house featuring the men and women who saved early Moore County for us in Post Cards. Some of these rare views are Real Photo Post Cards (RPPCs). These cards could not be mass-produced and only a small number have survived. They are fragile and very rare. We have selected our favorites from the Brendell and Koster Collections as well as gift collections from other donors and faithful collectors. We have enlarged them and mounted them for you to see.

In the early 1900s, photographers were able to photograph and make notations on post cards in the field. Some cameras were especially equipped so that notations could be written on the film while film was still in the camera. Some of the cards are in very good condition-some bear postage, notes about the weather, the accommodations, or where the writer played the piano last night. Some were never mailed at all and were lovingly kept in albums. They were rescued from yard sales, antique shops, Grand-Ma's attics and from being stuck to the bottoms of bureau drawers. There are evidences of thumbtacks, photo album corners, and tapes of all kinds.

Enjoy how we used to look through the eyes of these pioneers in photography. Find a glass of sweet tea or lemonade, and nibble on a vanity cake. Come and enjoy a slower, quieter time with us. For more info. Please call (910) 692-2051.


May 19, 2019

Annual Meeting at Old Bethesda Presbyterian Church

1020 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen • 2:00 pm
Members and Guests

The current Old Bethesda Church, built c. 1860, is one of the oldest churches in Moore County. It was the only meeting place of the Presbyterian Highland Scots in Moore County and surrounding area. Its architectural significance owes to its being one of the very few mid-19th century Presbyterian churches whose original specifications survive. The Church is unaltered and expanded only by the addition of a steeple on the east end.

Come join us on May 19th as Co-Pastor, David Hudson gives a fascinating program on the history of the Church, followed by refreshments.


September 15, 2019

Mary Bayard Wooten Lecture

Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Avenue
2:00 pm, Free Admission

Stephen J. Fletcher, Photographic Archivist, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will give a presentation and overview of Bayard Wootten’s life and career as a pioneer photographer. She was the first woman to take aerial photographs, the first woman in the N.C. National Guard, and she designed the first Pepsi-Cola trademark. The discussion will focus on her connection to our area. She photographed soldiers in her day and most of her 600,000 photographs span the state. Some of her photography will be available for viewing.


September 18, 2019

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Day Trip

Cost $100.00 pp members, $110.00 pp non-members
Departs from Shaw House 8 am

Set aside the day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont. A special exhibit of enormous glass flowers will be on display throughout the garden. The glass artist, Jason Gamrath from Washington State, studied under William Morris who was a former assistant to CHIHULY. We will see giant orchids, pitcher plants, and Venus flytraps. Dutch treat lunch will be at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen. We plan to visit the President James K. Polk historic site on the return trip. Details to be forthcoming via postcard. Cost includes all entrance fees with guided tour of the gardens. Transportation is provided by Kirk Tours Mini Bus.
Call Marva at 295-2257 for reservations.


October 5, 2019

Autumnfest in Southern Pines

Southern Pines Park
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Moore County Historical Association will be participating again in AutumnFest. John Jackson will be at our booth with the “What Is It?” display for folks to guess what the items are and what they were used for. Please stop by to say, “Hi,” if you can.


October 12, 2019

Shaw House Heritage Fair & Festival

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The eleventh annual Shaw House Heritage Fair will be held on Saturday, October 12th, from 9am-4pm at the historic Shaw House grounds, 110 W Morganton Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387, at the corner of Broad St. and Morganton Rd. This is a free event and is open to the public. A raffle ticket for purchase will be available entitling each person to a prize drawing. The nonprofit Moore County Historical Association (MCHA) holds this all-day event, rain or shine, as a fundraiser. The fair offers something for the whole family, and there will be vendors to browse and shop, plus food available for purchase.

There will be live music throughout the day along with demonstrations of old time crafts such as basket weaving, and re-enactors. There will be crafters there for pottery, needlework, and blacksmithing. Weavers from the Sandhills Handweavers Guild will be there to teach children how to weave along with other children’s activities, and there will also be an old time photo booth. There will also be tours of the 1820s Shaw House, and the Sanders Cabin and Garner House, both 1700s era settlers’ cabins on the site with the Shaw House. The MCHA owns the houses and raises money through memberships, donations and fundraisers such as the Shaw House Fair, to maintain these structures that are also used for free group and individual tours.

This year there will be a new item for sale: Commemorative envelopes with the stamp canceled by a special postmark. The Association is planning to start a postmark series. This year’s envelope will feature the Shaw House. The hand-cancelled envelopes will be limited to 200, and are expected to bear a Southern Pines postmark with an appropriate postage stamp. Different buildings will be featured in subsequent years.

The Shaw House gift shop is open year-round weekday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm, and on special days such as the Fair and Holiday open houses as well. It’s a great place to purchase holiday gifts such as custom vintage soaps, which are a very popular item. The shop has a healthy collection of books about local history at discounted prices, note cards, historical photographs, and archival collections of historic documents and photos. For more information, call (910) 692-2051, or email info@moorehistory.com.


October 19, 2019

Shaw House Yard Sale

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
Saturday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

You don't want to miss this sale of the century. All items from the Shaw House Moore Treasures Sale are now 75% to 95% off last Saturday's prices. To view the merchandise for sale, visit www.hugetagsale.weebly.com


December 8, 2019

Bryant House Holiday Open House

Bryant House & McLendon Cabin, 3361 Mount Carmel Road, Carthage
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Get into the holiday spirit early at the Bryant House & McLendon Cabin Christmas open house! The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. with music by Sharon McDonald and David McDonald. The Cabin will be lit with a warm and inviting fire and the Bryant House will be adorned for the holiday with the usual local greenery and berries. Handmade ornaments will decorate a live Christmas tree. Homemade cookies and hot cider will be available for all. The Union Pines High School orchestra will finish out the day with a medley of holiday tunes. Parking will be in the nearby sand field and visitors can be transported to the houses via golf cart, if needed. Hosted by the Friends of the Bryant House.


December 12, 2019
Members Party

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
5:00 to 7:00 pm

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 14, 2019
Shaw House Holiday Open House

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
1:00 to 4:00 pm

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.