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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.


October 5, 2019

Autumnfest in Southern Pines

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


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
TBA


December TBA 2019

Bryant House Holiday Open House

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


December 12, 2019

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


December 14, 2019

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