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Matters of Grave Importance

Sat., Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
phone 704-889-7145

Take a glimpse into the past, present and future of local cemetery history with local historian and preservation expert, Jason Harpe. Jason will give visitors an intimate look at historic cemetery preservation, and will demonstrate live preservation techniques in the Polk Family Cemetery. Jason will also hold an extensive discussion session, during which participants may share their individual cemetery preservation experiences or questions. This is an outdoor event, so participants should wear appropriate clothing. Seniors: $5.00 + tax; Students/Seniors: $2.00 + tax

President James K. Polk Birthday Celebration

Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 704-889-7145
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Take a step back into time during this annual living history event. Visitors will experience the fervor of the 1844 election, and the excitement of a presidential candidate’s return home. Families will enjoy mingling with a diverse array of backcountry residents, children’s games and crafts, cooking and musket-firing demonstrations, and a birthday treat. This year’s celebration will also coincide with the opening of a new temporary exhibit: Vote: The History of Voting in North Carolina. $5.00 per vehicle

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