Moore County Historical Association Palustris Event Celebrates Area's Scottish Heritage
"Our Scottish Heritage, 1770-1900" is this year's theme for a special Palustris Festival afternoon, Saturday, March 26, at the Shaw House.
The Moore County Historical Association is sponsoring this special event.
A bagpiper will play, welcoming ticket--holders to this unusual trip back in time, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the historic 1820s-era Shaw House, which was built by the family on whose land the town of Southern Pines had its beginning.
The Shaws lived in the home from 1821-1946.
A volunteer, dressed as Squire Shaw in 1880s-style clothing, will greet visitors who enter the front room, where his portrait is hung. They will be able to see authentic -clothing loaned by Lucinda Warning Carpenter on display worn in the 19th century during the time the Shaws lived here, and there will be a special collection of surgeons' tools loaned by Matthew Farina, a retired pediatric surgeon who is a member of the Rufus Barringer Civil War Roundtable. One of the Shaws was a surgeon at the start of the Civil War.
Leaving the Shaw House, visitors will -proceed to the back of the property to the two 18th century Colonial- and Revolutionary-era cabins, which will be open and furnished in the style of their era when northern Moore County -settlers built and lived in them. Living history expert Gail Mortensen-Frazer will answer questions, dressed in Colonial-era housewife's clothing.
As visitors enter the Garner House, one of the cabins, volunteer hostess Kelly Hinson dressed in Victorian-era clothing, will serve tea and scones, a traditional Scottish refreshment the settlers made.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling 692-2051. Children are admitted free.
The Shaw House is located at the corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in Southern Pines.
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