Tour guide wanted. Historic Hope Foundation seeks a docent to work from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 2 to 3 days a week, including some Saturdays. Applicants should have an interest in history. Docents explain how our tricultural heritage – Native Americans, European settlers, and African Americans – influenced life in Bertie County in the 18th and 19th centuries and guide visitors through the Hope Mansion and King –Bazemore House. Resumes should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to President, Historic Hope Foundation, 132 Hope House Road, Windsor, NC 27983. For additional information, call 252-794-3140.
We are assembling a list of list of Governor David Stone’s living descendants. Governor Stone and his wife, Hannah, had 11 children, ten girls and one boy. Only five of the children lived to adulthood and four of those had children of their own. Some surnames of descendants include Pace, White, Daniel, Phillips, Outlaw, Cowan, Pearce, Hale, Webber, Thomas, Turnbull, Hicks, Glah, Price, Harrison, Bridgers, Lewis, Strange, and many others. If you are a Stone descendant or know of someone who is, please contact us at email@example.com
Dr. Warren Milteer’s presentation entitled ” Exploring Free People of Color in North Carolina” at our recent Family History and Genealogy Fair can now be seen on the Museum of the Albemarle’s Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGu2wxvQw7g. Copies of his book can be purchased from our on-line bookstore.
Historic Hope will be at the Windsor Farmer’s Market on Fridays from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. Fresh Vegetables, Herbs, Flower Plants, Bread and Handicrafts will be available. All sales go to support the gardens of Historic Hope. Drop by the Market on Fridays and pick up a little something!
Spinning and Weaving demonstrations and Garden Tours will now be available on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm starting this week on June 12th. Demonstrations are included in the price of the Historic Buildings tour ticket. Garden Tour prices are available in the Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center. Come out & see how cloth was made from plant to blanket.