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Bentonville holding Saturday events

By Staff Reports
Published in News on July 5, 2010 1:50 PM

FOUR OAKS -- Costumed historical intrepeters will demonstrate spinning, weaving, knitting, blacksmithing, candle-making and quilting at the Bentonville Battleground on Saturday.

The event is one of the more than 100 free Second Saturday events planned across the state that bring together artists and history and authentic North Carolina culture at all 37 of the Department of Cultural Resources' museums and Historic Sites. The events will be held on Saturday and then again on Aug. 14.

Some of the craftsmen putting on the demonstrations at Bentonville also will be offering their goods for sale.

"This is a great opportunity for families to experience hands on history. Kids can learn about 19th century candle making and take a turn at dipping their own candles," Bentonville Battlefield Programs Coordinator Megan Maxwell said.

The Second Saturday events also include potters David Edwards and Lonnie Blackmon of Asheboro, acrylic painter Amanda Robinson of Swansboro, and clay pipe maker Tony Kelly of Kinston. Their work also will be on display and available for purchase.

The Bentonville Battlefield is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524, three miles north of Newton Grove on state road 1008. For more information, visit www.nchistoricsites.org/ bentonvi/bentonvi.htm or call (910) 594-0789.

For more information, visit www.ncculture.com.