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1800s living history day to be held Saturday at Wayne County Museum

By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on May 9, 2006 1:46 PM

The Wayne County Museum will sponsor a living history program Saturday, based on life in Wayne County during the 19th century.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the museum on William Street.

"A Living History Family Get-Together -- Life in the 1800s," will feature re-enactors in period costume explaining what life in the 1800s was like for county residents.

Blacksmith, quilters, a potter, weavers and other artisans will be featured, along with storytellers and uniformed re-enactors fromthe 47th N.C. Regiment.

Refreshments will be available, including old-time Brunswick stew, and home-made baked goods will be on sale. Long's Plant Farm will have a flower sale.

Tickets are $1, with prizes to be given away during the day. Several books on Wayne's history also will be on sale. All proceeds from the event will go to help the museum. For mor e information, call 734-5023.

Museum officials are planning another living history day May 27, based on life during World War II.