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Living History

Witness history come alive as costumed interpreters demonstrate historical activities, trades, and more while sharing about life in the early 1900s in rural North Carolina. 

Every Saturday April through October from 10 am to 2pm each week!

Living historians will be stationed throughout the museum's grounds and historic buildings sharing about trades, tasks and other aspects of rural life in the years between 1900 and 1939 including one-room schoolhouses, blacksmithing, home life, fabric arts, farming & gardening, woodworking, and more. You'll be able to talk with them about work and life in the early 1900s and maybe even try your hand at some of the farm activities being demonstrated!

Each Saturday may be a bit different with a different set of demonstrators and seasonal variations throughout the year, showing how farm life flowed with the seasons.

 

This schedule may change due to weather or holidays. 

Tell us what you think!

If you have experienced our living history program, we would love to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey to help us to make the program the best it can be! Survey link: https://forms.gle/AsgGCroha1xsLUJL6

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This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. The grant was awarded as part of the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (#SHARP). 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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