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Aycock Birthplace events Saturday

By From staff reports
Published in News on June 11, 2014 1:46 PM

The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace will celebrate North Carolina's 19th century farm heritage during a Saturday on the Farm program Saturday.

It will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature vintage farm equipment.

There will also be a corn barn and stables that recall the days when men worked the land. Sheep and fowl, a field crop and a three-season kitchen garden bring the farm to life.

Beekeepers will share information about beekeeping, and there will be a beehive on display. Honey and products made from honey and also beeswax will be for sale.

In addition to the farm heritage program, Aycock Birthplace will also have its normal historic buildings open, including a mid-19th century farmstead that features a house, kitchen and outbuildings. The house is furnished with pieces from that period. A 1893 one-room schoolhouse that was moved to the site represents the grassroots educational revival that became statewide after Gov. Aycock's election in 1900. For more information, call 919-242-5581.