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


School Year 2017- 2018

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 1, 2018

Scotland Tour Information Meeting

Shaw House, Southern Pines • 2 pm

A visit to Scotland might be just what you will enjoy for a 10-day tour Sept. 16-25, handled by Collette Gateway guest experiences. The Moore County Historical Association is offering a special travel presentation with all the details on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Shaw House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines. You must RSVP for this by calling (910) 692-2051.

Highlights on this trip include bagpipe lessons, visit to a whiskey distillery, the Isle of Skye, Armadale Castle, Loch Ness, the Orkney Islands, Dunrobin Castle, a Sheepdog Demonstration, St. Andrews, with a choice on the tour, Edinburgh Castle and Scottish Cooking Experience.

The tour starts on Sunday, Sept. 16 with an overnight flight to the country of stunning landscapes, lively cities, and stirring history.

The tour begins next day, Sept. 17 in Glasgow. This city was Scotland’s Victorian era capital city. You’ll visit the National Piping Centre, hear a demonstration and if you like, give it a go. There will be a welcome dinner at the Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18 you’ll be in Glasgow for a leisurely morning and visit to a renowned whiskey distillery. You can taste why Highland malt whiskey is considered the world’s finest. Continue to the Highlands, through dramatic sceney of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, then arrive at your hotel to spend the night at Loch Linnhe.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19 you’ll take a stunning drive along the “Road to the Isles” and over the Skye Bridge to the legendary Isle of Skye, known in poetry and song as “the misty isle.” Visit museums, the Armadale Castle and Gardens, learning more about island life and the history of Skye. You’ll conclude with a ferry crossing back to the mainland, visiting where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. Many of the losing side in this rebellion emigrated to America, and many of them settled in North Carolina and other parts of the Eastern Seaboard.

Thursday,  Sept. 20 you’ll see stunning and unspoiled landscapes further into the Highlands. You’ll see the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle, then enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, one of Britain’s most scenic bodies of water. You may get to see the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately nicknamed “Nessie.” The Great Glen where you’ll travel today is famous for its many lochs (lakes), finishing the day in Thurso.

Friday, Sept. 21, sees you taking  a ferry to the Orkney Islands that were once a Viking stronghold off the coast of Scotland. On crossing you’ll see much bird life and maybe porpoises and seals. This is a “magical place that very few visitors to Scotland get to experience,” says Collette’s guidebook. The remains of a Neolithic village, built at the same time as the great pyramids in Egypt will be on your tour, as will the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar, reportedly older than Stonehenge. Visit the Viking town of Kirkwall before returning to the mainland.

On Saturday, Sept. 22 you’ll visit the Culloden battlefield itself. This is in the eastern highlands near Thurso. The battle changed the course of history in April, 1746, all during a half-hour of fighting. Also a stop is planned at the majestic Dunrobin Castle, dating back to the 1300s.There will be breathtaking views along the windswept cliffs of Scotland’s east coast, and you’ll have an overnight stay in the Eastern Highlands.

Sunday, Sept. 23 continues the visit to the eastern Highlands, including a stop at a family run farm set in the heart of the Highlands. You will see sheepdogs at work while surrounded b the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Next the Victorian town of Pitlochry will offer time at leisure before you travel to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf. You will see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course, then end  your day in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh.

The ninth day of Monday, Sept. 24 in Edinburgh is your choice, allowing you to go on a locally guided panoramic city tour, explore both Old and New towns before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Or you can join a local expert and explore the Old Town and Royal Mile on foot, descending into the city’s vast underground vaults where a world unchanged since the 18th century lies waiting. Both choices include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. This evening will offer a lively and interactive cooking experience at one of Scotland’s premier culinary institutions. With a “wee dram” in hand you can toast the end of an unforgettable, wonderful journey.

The tour ends on the 10th day, Tuesday, Sept. 25 and its home again from Edinburgh.


March 11, 2018

Scottish Settlers in the Sandhills Lecture
The Failed 1884 Highland Emigration to the Sandhills

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

Highland Scots came in large numbers to the greater Sandhills region beginning in 1739. The last major effort to recruit Scots to the area occurred in the 1880s and was sponsored by John T. Patrick (the founder of Southern Pines) and others. By the summer of 1884 around 300 or more Highland Scots had been located and settled here. Within less than a year they were mostly gone. What happened?

The lecture is presented by Bill Caudill, Founder and Director of the Scottish Heritage Center at St. Andrews University.


March 19, 2018

Shaw House Tea Room Luncheon

Seating 11:30 am and 1:00 pm

Due to popular demand the third annual Moore County Historical Association luncheon is set for March 19 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 21, 2018

Clenny Creek Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The 13th Annual Clenny Creek Day is just around the corner! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 21st, 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 South Ridge Bluegrass, Paint Hill Holdout, and Old River Road. The raffle includes donations from each vendor, gift cards from several local businesses, a $50 VISA card, a blue bird house, an 1880 Howard Miller Graham mantle clock…….the list continues to grow! 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 28, 2018

Civil War Document Scanning and
Springfest Open House at the Shaw House

11:00 am to 4:00 pm • Free Admission

Saturday, April 28 marks three special events at the Shaw House. First, is our annual Springfest Open House with tours of the 1820s Shaw House and 1770s Sanders Cabin.

Our second event is a Creative Exhibit by Scott Samuel. Scott will exhibit, for the first time, his collection of handcrafted birdhouses. These are not your usual birdhouses because each has been carefully designed and constructed with details usually found only in the finest of homes. Scott draws his inspiration from architectural and historical magazines as well as homes he has restored, focusing on the 1800s architectural influence of homes on Nantucket. Each birdhouse involves an average of three weeks to complete as it includes the splitting of wood shingles and carving the wood trim for porches to the proper scale.

Our third event is for those who own Civil War era documents. Do you have North Carolina ‪Civil War‬ stories in your family? Documents? Photographs? The Moore County Historical Association, the North Carolina State Archives, and the Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table is offering the opportunity to have personal documents and photographs preserved at no charge. Items will be scanned on site and immediately returned to the owner along with a free digital copy for their own preservation.

Documents suitable for scanning include: daybooks/ledgers, diaries, letters, manuscript maps, military passes & discharge papers, pension materials, claims for damage, hand-drawn sketches, photographs, muster rolls, battle reports, dispatches, telegrams, paroles and oaths of allegiance.

The event is organized by Dr. Matt Farina, a member of the Historical Association and representative of the Round Table. The scanning project is being conducted as part of the planning for the North Carolina Civil War and Reconstruction History Center in Fayetteville. “The museum will tell the story of home in North Carolina. It will include the experiences of women, children, the elderly, yeoman farmers, and African-Americans, freed and enslaved. It is a story of Quaker pacifists and strong secessionists living side by side. It is about the 5,000 African-Americans who lived in a part of North Carolina that was occupied by the Union for most of the War and who fought on the side of the North” said Dr. Farina.

For more information about the document scanning, contact the Historical Association at (910) 692-2051 or Dr. Farina at (910) 246-0452 .

 


May 20, 2018

Annual Meeting

McDonald-Ray House, 1615 Bethesda Road
2:00 pm

The annual membership meeting and ice cream social will be May 20, from 2-4 p.m. at the historic Aberdeen area McDonald-Ray House Homestead at 1615 Bethesda Road, standing on land originally deeded to Scottish immigrant James Ray in 1771 from the King of England. One of the most significant historic sites in Moore County, according to a descendant Joe McDonald, it was first used for a log cabin then became the house it is now. The house was used as a residence of the McDonald family, who currently own it, until a few years ago.

The house may be reached by taking U.S. 1 South from Southern Pines toward Aberdeen. From Highway 1, take a left turn onto Saunders Blvd. if coming from Southern Pines, and take a right if coming from Aberdeen. After a short distance Saunders T-bones, ending at Bethesda Road, where to the right is the historic house, at the corner of Saunders and Bethesda on the opposite side of the road from a lake that dates many years and is now an Aberdeen town park.

McDonald, a descendant and cousin to the present owners of the house, will provide the program not only with facts about the house itself, but also history of the general area that had invaders, defenders, and for a time, Native Americans fighting for the land and resources during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.


July 30, 2018

Iceland Tour Information Meeting

Shaw House, Southern Pines • 2 pm

Ready to check another item off of your “Bucket List”?  Moore County Historical Association in partnership with Collette is sponsoring “Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights” from February 9 – 15, 2019.  Each year during the winter months, travelers journey to Iceland and venture out into the dark to see the magical but elusive northern lights (aurora borealis).  A few highlights of this trip include a walking tour of old town Reykjavik, a Northern Lights Cruise, a route called the Golden Circle which encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders, and a dip in the mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool of the Blue Lagoon.

This seven day guided tour of Iceland includes your round trip flight from Raleigh Durham Intl. Airport, hotel, hotel transfers and ten meals.  Join us for a special travel presentation on Thursday, July 12, 2018 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/801194.  Please RSVP Liz Whitmore at 910-692-2051.


August 12, 2018

A Brief History of Woman's Exchanges and the
Sandhills Woman's Exchange Lecture

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

Past president, Cav Peterson and co-president, Marie Carbrey of the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange in Pinehurst will present a lecture for the Moore County Historical Association on Sunday, August 12th. The focus of the lecture will be the history of oneof the "country's oldest continuously operating charitable movements” which began in the 1800's as an outlet where needy women could sell their handiwork. You'll also hear about our Sandhills Woman's Exchange, which began in 1922 on the porch of a local resident, soon thereafter moved into a circa 1800 cabin where it is still going strong. The lecture, which starts at 2:00 p.m., and is free to the public, will take place at the Southern Pines Civic Club.


September 10, 2018

Presentation of Two Upcoming Tours -
Mackinac Island Tour Scheduled for June 2019
Germany's Cultural Cities Scheduled for July 2020

Shaw House, 3:00 pm

Mackinac Island Featuring the Grand Hotel

Moore County Historical Association in partnership with Collette is sponsoring a tour to “Mackinac Island and the Great Lakes Region.” The tour is scheduled for June 21-28, 2019. The main feature is The Grand Hotel, an elegantly designed Victorian lodge. Guests will arrive and depart the hotel by horse-drawn carriage, a romantic and whimsical nod to a simpler era. As you approach the majestic manor, the first thing you'll notice is the hotel's seemingly endless front porch. At 600 feet in length, it is the longest porch in the world. Five U.S. Presidents — Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Kennedy and Harry Truman — have all stayed at the Grand Hotel. 

Additional highlights include the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, quaint Frankenmuth filled with unique German shops, two nights at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, a horse- drawn carriage for an island tour, and a guided tour of Chicago's unique and remarkable landmarks with a stroll through Chicago's Millennium Park.

This eight day guided tour of Illinois and Michigan includes your round trip flight from Raleigh- Durham International Airport, hotel, hotel transfers and eleven meals. More information can also be found at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/872917. Please RSVP Liz Whitmore at 910-692-2051.

Germany's Cultural Cities & the Romantic Road with
Oberammergau Passion Play

Mark you calendar in advance for July 20 - August 1, 2020 for Moore County Historical Association's next trip to Germany. This enchanting journey offers the best of Germany. Travel to some of the country's most iconic cities, view its stunning countryside and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play. Find yourself immersed in days gone by in the Bavarian region's Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This perfectly preserved walled town rests along Germany's historic Romantic Road and is a place where the Middle Ages comes to life. Other highlights include Berlin, Lubeck, Hamburg, Hamelin, Wurzburg, Neuschwanstein Castle and Munich.

This thirteen day guided tour of Germany includes your round trip flight from Raleigh Durham IntI. Airport, hotel, hotel transfers and nineteen meals. Join us for a special travel presentation on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3 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/759721. Please RSVP Liz Whitmore at 910-692-2051.

 


September 16-25, 2018

Scotland Tour

A visit to Scotland might be just what you will enjoy for a 10-day tour Sept. 16-25, handled by Collette Gateway guest experiences.

Highlights on this trip include bagpipe lessons, visit to a whiskey distillery, the Isle of Skye, Armadale Castle, Loch Ness, the Orkney Islands, Dunrobin Castle, a Sheepdog Demonstration, St. Andrews, with a choice on the tour, Edinburgh Castle and Scottish Cooking Experience.

The tour starts on Sunday, Sept. 16 with an overnight flight to the country of stunning landscapes, lively cities, and stirring history.

The tour begins next day, Sept. 17 in Glasgow. This city was Scotland’s Victorian era capital city. You’ll visit the National Piping Centre, hear a demonstration and if you like, give it a go. There will be a welcome dinner at the Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18 you’ll be in Glasgow for a leisurely morning and visit to a renowned whiskey distillery. You can taste why Highland malt whiskey is considered the world’s finest. Continue to the Highlands, through dramatic sceney of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, then arrive at your hotel to spend the night at Loch Linnhe.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19 you’ll take a stunning drive along the “Road to the Isles” and over the Skye Bridge to the legendary Isle of Skye, known in poetry and song as “the misty isle.” Visit museums, the Armadale Castle and Gardens, learning more about island life and the history of Skye. You’ll conclude with a ferry crossing back to the mainland, visiting where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. Many of the losing side in this rebellion emigrated to America, and many of them settled in North Carolina and other parts of the Eastern Seaboard.

Thursday,  Sept. 20 you’ll see stunning and unspoiled landscapes further into the Highlands. You’ll see the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle, then enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, one of Britain’s most scenic bodies of water. You may get to see the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately nicknamed “Nessie.” The Great Glen where you’ll travel today is famous for its many lochs (lakes), finishing the day in Thurso.

Friday, Sept. 21, sees you taking  a ferry to the Orkney Islands that were once a Viking stronghold off the coast of Scotland. On crossing you’ll see much bird life and maybe porpoises and seals. This is a “magical place that very few visitors to Scotland get to experience,” says Collette’s guidebook. The remains of a Neolithic village, built at the same time as the great pyramids in Egypt will be on your tour, as will the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar, reportedly older than Stonehenge. Visit the Viking town of Kirkwall before returning to the mainland.

On Saturday, Sept. 22 you’ll visit the Culloden battlefield itself. This is in the eastern highlands near Thurso. The battle changed the course of history in April, 1746, all during a half-hour of fighting. Also a stop is planned at the majestic Dunrobin Castle, dating back to the 1300s.There will be breathtaking views along the windswept cliffs of Scotland’s east coast, and you’ll have an overnight stay in the Eastern Highlands.

Sunday, Sept. 23 continues the visit to the eastern Highlands, including a stop at a family run farm set in the heart of the Highlands. You will see sheepdogs at work while surrounded b the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Next the Victorian town of Pitlochry will offer time at leisure before you travel to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf. You will see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course, then end  your day in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh.

The ninth day of Monday, Sept. 24 in Edinburgh is your choice, allowing you to go on a locally guided panoramic city tour, explore both Old and New towns before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Or you can join a local expert and explore the Old Town and Royal Mile on foot, descending into the city’s vast underground vaults where a world unchanged since the 18th century lies waiting. Both choices include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. This evening will offer a lively and interactive cooking experience at one of Scotland’s premier culinary institutions. With a “wee dram” in hand you can toast the end of an unforgettable, wonderful journey.

The tour ends on the 10th day, Tuesday, Sept. 25 and its home again from Edinburgh.


October 6, 2018

Autumnfest in Southern Pines

Southern Pines Park
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
No Admission Charge

Autumnfest, downtown Southern Pines, Saturday, Oct. 6, 9-4, free admission. MCHA will have a booth this year at the same location as last Autumnfest, on the outer rim of booths next to the Broad Street sidewalk. The Fair is at the downtown park. John Jackson and Hugh Shepard will organize the booth and have a game similar to last year: "What is it?" This has become a favorite and consists of some little-known objects and tools on the booth table for visitors to identify, if they can. Good fun for all.


October 13, 2018

Shaw House Vintage Collectibles & Antiques Fair

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
No Admission Charge

The tenth annual Shaw House Fair of Vintage Collectibles will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road at Broad Street in Southern Pines.

Free admission is granted to all attendees. A raffle ticket for purchase will be available entitling each person to a prize drawing.

The Moore County Historical Association (MCHA) holds this all-day event, rain or shine. As a fundraiser for the nonprofit MCHA, the fair offers something for the whole family, and there are vendors to browse and shop among, plus food available for purchase at Curbside Cravin's Food Truck.

There will be live music throughout the day from Tony Barnes, South Ridge Bluegrass, Tampa Blue, Momma Molasses, Earleine, and Jus'Right Bluegrass along with demonstrations of old time crafts such as basket weaving, pottery, needlework and weaving. Eye Candy Gallery will be hosting a Vintage Photo Booth for the second year. This year there will be more clothes to choose from so it promises to be bigger and better then ever.

A suggested donation for the photo is $15. Other participants include the Moore County Genealogical Society, Mira Foundation, Monarch, Southern Pines Civic Club, and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp.

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 fund-raisers 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 1 to 4 p.m. and on special days such as the fair day and holiday open houses as well. It's a handy place to purchase holiday gifts such as custom vintage soaps, which are a popular item. The shop has a healthy collection of books about local history at discounted prices, note cards and historic photographs, and archival collections of historic documents and photos.

We need donated Moore Treasures for tag or garage sale items at the Shaw House for the Fair. Bring your vintage items so that someone else may enjoy them. Call (910) 692-2051 weekdays, 1-4 about donating for the Moore Treasures Sale.


October 27, 2018

Hart Square Day Tour

7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Cost: $150.00 pp MCHA member, $160.00 pp guests & non-member

Kirk Tours and MCHA have planned a special day trip to the rescued and restored village of Hart Square in Catawba County. Dr. Robert Hart has worked over 40 years to recreate a nineteenth century village of over 90 structures. The village is open to the public "one day per year". Marva Kirk has reserved twenty (20) tickets, so reserve your spot by calling Marva by September 1st at 295-2257.


November 4, 2018

It Happened in Moore County Lecture

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

Did you know that North Carolina was the nation’s only gold-producing state from 1803 until 1828, and continued as a leading gold producer until 1848 when gold was discovered in California? Or that a future president lived in Carthage in 1824? Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, lived and worked in the town. He moved from Raleigh to Carthage and operated a tailor shop. He was known to have made fine suits for some of the locals, but it was also said that he preferred talking politics.

Join the Moore County Historical Association on Sunday, November 4 at the Southern Pines Civic Club at 2 p.m. to hear Bob Curtin talk about these and many other intriguing facts about Moore County. Bob’s lecture is based on the book by Larry Koster, "It Happened in Moore County." He will discuss a collection of interesting and unusual “happenings” that occurred in in this area.

Bob Curtin grew up in Long Island, NY. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1986 and began his career with the Army Rangers as a young private in the 75th Ranger Regiment. In 2005, he was assigned to Ft. Bragg where he led and commanded special missions units within the Joint Special Operations Command. After 24 years of service, Bob retired from the military in 2013. After retiring, Bob joined the Moore County Public Schools where he currently teaches at Pinecrest High School.


December 2, 2018

Bryant House Holiday Open House

Bryant House & McLendon Cabin, 3361 Mount Carmel Road, Carthage
1:00 to 4:00 pm
No Admission Charge

Expect the customary holiday cheer, hot cider and cookies, tours, and entertainment, at both the 1820s Bryant House near Carthage, and the 1760s McLendon Cabin on the same site. Enjoy the cozy warmth of the fireplace in the cabin and listen to live string music in the front room of the house. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit with family and friends. Check the local newspaper and Facebook for more details closer to the date of the event.


December 6, 2018

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Members Only, No Admission Charge

MCHA members party, Dec. 6, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Shaw House, free. The annual Christmas celebration for members and guests always features good food, a friendly atmosphere and opportunity to renew friendships with those you may not have seen for awhile.


December 7-9, 2018

Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
1:00 to 4:00 pm
No Admission Charge

Christmas Open Houses at Shaw House, Sanders Cabin and Garner House, corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street. Free admission as always, hospitality and good cheer for both members and the general public. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Dec. 7-9, 1-4 each day volunteers and members will meet and greet everyone who is looking to get ready for upcoming holiday cheer.