Tuesday, April 22, 2008

View A Taste of Living History at the Museum

A Taste of Living History interactive exhibit will be showcased on the lawn at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum during the 40th Annual Old Courthouse Art Show on Sat., May 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sun., May 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

History buffs will enjoy a step back in time to the early 1800’s and discover how every day items were created by hand. “A Taste of Living History” exhibit invites the community to:

- walk through a Civil War camp site and watch the soldiers perform rifle drills,
- view hand-sewn quilts displayed throughout the museum,
- make rope and shell corn using an old-fashioned turn wheel,
- watch how an old forge is used to create every day items,
- learn how to weave a basket, make a fiddle and cane a chair,
- sit in a Model “T” produce truck and World War II Jeep,
- observe depictions of local historical events throughout the museum,
- have a picture taken in a cut-out of Scarlett’s “picnic” dress

“Antiques Alley” returns this year featuring furniture, jewelry, household items and other treasures from several vendors. The “Antiques Alley” will spill over from the Museum to the Regions Bank lawn. Millpond Manor nursery will jump start Spring by selling plants and flowers and a vendor will be selling handmade swings. To tour the inside of the Museum, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

A Taste of Living History is sponsored by Fayetteville Main Street and is just one of the many events slated for 2008. For further information about Main Street happenings, visit: www.downtownfayetteville.org or call Main Street at 770-719-4173.

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