Moore County Extension and Community Association (ECA) hosted a tour of the historic River Daniel Blue homestead on May 17 for members of the Sandhills Farm Life History Club and their parents. The History Club was formed by Kim Hilliard, an art teacher at Sandhills Farm Life Elementary School.
ECA President Mary Ruth Whitaker greeted everyone and told the history of the farm and home. ECA members and friends were docents inside the home, pointing out interesting items and providing historical facts about the furnishings.
The home was built in 1795, acquired by River Daniel Blue in 1804 and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The land has been continuously farmed by generations of descendants of River Daniel Blue.
The tour was both fun and educational and upon leaving, all who attended received a coupon for a free ice cream cone, compliments of Highlanders Farm.