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


School Year 2020

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.


January 9, 2020

Lecture Givens Library 3:30 PM, George Birnell


January 29, 2020

League of Women Voters Event S. P. Library 9-4
Reception 5 PM Jefferson Inn, Southern Pines


March 16, 2020

Shaw House Tea Room Luncheon Chicken & Waffles

Monday, March 16, 2020
Seating Reservations at 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Take - Out from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Cost $20 pp Shaw House and Garner House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines
Call Grace for Seating Reservations and Take - Out (910) 281-5417

Back by popular demand, The Moore County Historical Association’s (MCHA) Shaw House Tea Room Chicken and Waffles Luncheon is Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Shaw House and Garner House. The houses are located at the corner of Morganton Rd. and Broad St. at 110 W Morganton Rd., Southern Pines.

Tickets sell quickly, so make your reservation as soon as possible. Pre-paying your meal will confirm your reservation, which can be made starting Saturday, February 8th. To make reservations, please call Grace at (910) 281-5417. Two seating times are available: 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The cost per person is $20. We accept credit cards and local checks. Take-out service is also available if pre-paid and pre-ordered, which must be picked up at the Shaw House between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., the day of the luncheon.

The historic menu is homemade creamed chicken on waffles, with maple syrup to drizzle as you wish. Dessert is homemade prune cake. The MCHA revives this time-honored and beloved menu once a year, which was formerly served daily from March through May in consideration of the ‘tourist season,’ from the nineteen fifties to the eighties. Chefs are: Jim Jones, retired entrepreneur and Roberta Williams, professional chef, and sous chef Kate Curtin, MCHA co-president.

After your lunch, please also visit our gift shop, moved to an outdoor location for the day. Donations to the non-profit MCHA are needed to maintain and preserve its five home museums and will be cheerfully accepted.


April 5, 2020

Historical Presentation: “Helen Boyd Dull: A Portrait of Civility”
Presented By Local Historian, Ray Owen

CANCELLED. Will be rescheduled later this year.


April 18, 2020

Heritage Day at The Bryant House

This free event is Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
James Bryant House and Joel McLendon Cabin, 3361 Mt. Carmel Road in Carthage

CANCELLED.


April 25, 2020

Springfest at the Shaw House

This free event is Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Shaw House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines

As part of the Southern Pines Springfest festivities, come visit the Historical Association’s Shaw House site. There will be on-going tours of all three properties (Shaw House, Garner House, and the Sanders Cabin). The Tobacco Barn’s new exhibit is expected to be completed by this time for previewing. The gift shop will be open for the sales of specialty soaps, postal commemoratives and selected books. Docents will be on site as well, giving tours, delivering fascinating facts, and elaborating on the historical significance of the Shaw house and it’s cabins.


May 17, 2020

Annual Moore County Historical Association Meeting

This free event is Sunday 2:00 pm
Members and Guests of Members
Bryant House, 3361 Mount Carmel Church Road

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Bryant House, the Annual Members’ Meeting of the MCHA will be held at the Bryant House property. Details will appear in a separate mailing. All members in good standing are invited to attend. Business to be discussed will include achievements during the past year, plans for the future, expression of appreciation for board members and volunteers this past year, and the election of new members to the board. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)


October 3, 2020

Annual Moore County Historical Association Meeting

This free event is Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Southern Pines Downtown Park

Join us at our Moore County Historical Association tent where we feature special treasures from the past and challenge you to guess... "What Is It?"


October 10, 2020

Shaw House Heritage Fair and Festival

This free event is Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Shaw House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines

Join us at our annual Shaw House Heritage Fair and Festival. 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.

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 17, 2020

This free event is Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines

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.


December 6, 2020

Bryant House Holiday Open House

This free event is Sunday 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
James Bryant House and Joel McLendon Cabin, 3361 Mt. Carmel Road in Carthage

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 10, 2020

Members Party

This free event is Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines

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 12, 2020

Shaw House Holiday Open House

This free event is Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines

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.