Historical Association Plans Day Trips for Fall
The Moore County Historical Association is hosting two guided tours this fall.
On Wednesday, Sept. 22, a group will visit historic plantations in Kenansville, and Wednesday, Nov. 10, a visit is planned to Raleigh to see the traveling exhibit “Discover the Real George Washington” at the N.C. Museum of History.
The Sept. 22 trip is a guided tour of plantations and a luncheon in Kenansville, leaving from the Shaw House in the morning and returning in late afternoon. Tickets are $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Reservations for seats in the car or van, depending on how many sign up, are being accepted until Sept. 15. Call (910) 692-2051, or (910) 692-2365.
Included is a guided tour of Liberty Hall Plantation, built in the early 1800s by Thomas Kenan II, with the Greek Revival architectural style preserved, the two-story homestead’s 11 rooms fully decorated in period style. On the grounds, visitors will tour the overseer’s cottage, carriage house, chicken coop and smoke house. The Chowan Museum is next door, housed in an 1848 vintage home featuring several thousand rare artifacts of early rural America.
Lunch will be at the historic Country Squire Restaurant and Vintage Inn, which features a winery and gift shop. Following will be a visit to Buckner Hill Plantation, built in 1762, by one of the wealthiest men in North Carolina. The current dwelling dates from 1855.
For the trip to Raleigh in November, ticket prices and times of departure and return aren’t yet determined. History buffs won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the only venue in the Southeast for this exhibit on George Washington.
On this tour, visitors will also see the nation’s largest collection of furniture made by Thomas Day, a free man of color who owned and operated one of North Carolina’s largest cabinet shops prior to the Civil War.
Call MCHA at (910) 692-2051 or e-mail email@example.com.
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