Visitors to the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace state historic site will be able to learn about farm life in the 19th century during a program Saturday.
Farm Life will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic site, located at at 264 Governor Aycock Road, Fremont.
Several buildings will be open for touring, including a kitchen, a one-room schoolhouse, the main living quarters for Aycock’s family and a storage room. There is also a cemetery on the site that visitors can roam through.
The Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club will have a display of vintage farm equipment, including a hit-and-miss engine that was used to make ice cream.
The Waterbound Dulcimers will provide entertainment with folk music on mountain dulcimers.
The visitors center contains an exhibit on Aycock. Visitors can also listen to a recording by Glenwood Burden, who talks about his experience as the first African American student at Goldsboro High School. There’s also a small exhibit on segregation and integration of local schools.
Masks are not required, said Leigh Strickland, site manager.
“But it is recommended that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask,” she said. “And because of the livestock and chickens, only service dogs are allowed.”
Guided tours of the historic site will be available for $1 for seniors and children ages 5 through 12 and $2 for adults.
For more information about the program, call 919-242-5581.