Historic Site Plans Colonial Christmas
On Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site will host a Colonial Christmas event.
The house will be decorated for the Christmas season and open for visitors.
"We are expecting approximately 40 re-enactors who will be attired in period dress and demonstrating various 18th century crafts and skills complete with musket and cannon firing throughout the day," says a spokesman. "Come enjoy the music and light refreshments. The House will remain decorated until after the first of the year."
The House in the Horseshoe was built in 1772 and was also the site of a 1781 Revolutionary War militia skirmish between the owner, Whig Col. Phillip Alston, and the Tory Col. David Fanning. The house still bears the many bullet holes it endured from the battle. The House in the Horseshoe was also the home of four-time governor Benjamin Williams.
Admission is free, however donations are accepted.
The House in the Horseshoe is located 16 miles west of Sanford off N.C. 42 and 10 miles north of Carthage on the Carbonton-Carthage Road (State Road 1006/1631).
For more information, call (910) 947-2051
This event is sponsored by the House in the Horseshoe Preservation Committee, Inc.
All public buildings at the House in the Horseshoe are accessible to people with disabilities.
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