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


January 26, 2017

Tour Meeting of Canada’s Marine Coastal Wonders in 2017; South Africa in 2018

Shaw House, Southern Pines
3:00 pm

Visit Canada’s spectacular coastal waters during an 11-day Collette tour in 2017.

Learn more at a preview slideshow set for Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Shaw House, 110 Morganton Road in Southern Pines.  The trip begins with a Sept. 11, 2017 departure.

The Moore County Historical Association is sponsoring the trip through the Collette Tours that we have used for several years. More details will come later for a later 14-day trip planned to South Africa, departure: Feb. 21, 2018.

But first: If you book six months ahead for the upcoming Canadian trip, by April 2017, you will get a $50 discount.

This tour enables you to experience local life at the St. John City market. There are interesting displays on the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell at a museum there. You can learn some Gaelic phrases and join in all the fun. We’ll visit the St. Martin’s Farms, riding through a covered bridge from the 1800s or earlier, explore the fishing village of Luneburg, and the Cabot Trail plus its rugged terrain. There will be a ferry trip to Prince Edward Island, the land “cradled within wages.” Experience the sea-sprayed shoreline to Hopewell Rocks where there is a spectacular view, and visit one of Canada’s most picturesque spots: Peggy’s Cove.

The price per person is $3,649;  if you book by April, 2017 you’ll save $50 and pay 3,599. The trip price includes 17 meals, 10 breakfasts, three lunches, and four dinners.

For more details, contact Sarah at the Shaw House at (910) 692-2051.


March 19, 2017

Dr. Matt Farina Presents "Dr. Mary Edwards Walker"

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

A fascinating program, on Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919). Dr. Walker was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.

In 1855, she earned her medical degree at Syracuse Medical College in New York, married and started a medical practice. She volunteered with the Union Army at the outbreak of the American Civil War and served as a surgeon at a temporary hospital in Washington, DC, even though at the time women and sectarian physicians were considered unfit for the Union Army Examining Board. She was captured by Confederate forces after crossing enemy lines to treat wounded civilians and arrested as a spy. She was sent as a prisoner of war to Richmond, Virginia, until released in a prisoner exchange.

After the war, she was approved for the highest United States Armed Forces decoration for bravery, the Medal of Honor, for her efforts during the Civil War. She is the only woman to receive the medal and one of only eight civilians to receive it.


March 20, 2017

Shaw House Tea Room Luncheon

11:30 am and 1:00 pm Seatings
By Reservation Only

Back by popular demand is the second annual creamed chicken and waffles dining experience at the Shaw House Tea Room. The first “Dining with History” presented with volunteers by the Moore County Historical Association was April, 2016 was a huge success among the diners, many of whom remembered when the MCHA back in the 20th century regularly served  their signature delicious luncheon cooked on site at the Shaw House. As before, there will be pitchers of syrup to be drizzled on the waffles for fans of the creamed chicken/waffle/syrup taste combination.

The beloved menu is same as last year: lunch with dessert and beverage, and the price is the same: $18 prepaid by reservation only. There will be two seatings: one at 11:30 a.m. and the last at 1 p.m. After lunch, diners are invited to visit the gift shop that will be moved outdoors, weather permitting.

Call (910) 281-5417 to reserve seats. Once payment is received in advance your place is reserved. Credit cards are cheerfully accepted as are local checks or cash. For those who want to donate additional funds to help MCHA preserve and protect its five house museums, donations will be cheerfully accepted. There is room for approximately 40 people at any one time, so make your reservations as quickly as possible. Last year the luncheon spaces were filled very quickly so don’t delay.


March 29, 2017

Day Tour to Stagville Plantation, Durham

Departs from the Shaw House
Members $55, Non-Members $65

Day tour by mini-bus to Durham County to visit Stagville Plantation. Stagville has the remains of the South's largest pre-Civil War plantation. It once belonged to the Bennehan-Cameron family, whose combined holdings totaled approximately 900 slaves and almost 30,000 acres by 1860.

Today, Stagville consists of 71 acres, on three tracts. On this land stand the late 18th-century Bennehan House, four rare slave houses, a pre-Revolutionary War farmer's house, a huge timber framed barn built by skilled slave craftsmen, and the Bennehan Family cemetery.

Day tour lunch is Dutch-treat at the Bullock’s Bar-B-Cue which specializes in barbecue and brunswick stew. The day will end with a visit to Bennett Place Historic Site where General Johnson surrendered the Southern armies to General Sherman in 1865. Members $55 Non-Members $65 due March 8th check payable to Kirk Tours.

Call Marva Kirk for reservations. (910) 295-2257.


April 15, 2017

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.

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.

For information, call (910) 692-2051.


April 29, 2017

Springfest at the Shaw House

11 am to 4 pm
Details TBA


May 9, 2017

Tour Collette Special Presentation Africa 2018

Details TBA


May 21, 2017

Annual Meeting

Lighterwood Farm, The Old Gonsalvo Speight Home Place
2:00 pm
Details TBA


September 11 - 21, 2017

Canada Coastal Wonders Collette Tour

Details TBA


Octobert 14, 2017

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
$2 Admission Charge, Includes 1 Raffle Ticket, Children 12 and Under Free
Details TBA


December 3, 2017

Bryant House Holiday Open House

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


December 7, 2017

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
Details TBA


December 8-10, 2017

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
Details TBA