1897 Poe House Decorated for Christmas
Nov. 24-Jan. 10
Be sure to enhance your holiday season with a tour of the 1897 Poe House and its Victorian decorations. Decorated with a big tree in the parlor, long hallways and tall windows decked with greenery, and the splash of red berries from holly sprigs will give your Christmas spirit a boost. You’ll also come to know and appreciate how people from the 1900s celebrated the traditions that so many hold dear today. Decorations will remain up through January 5. Tours are available Tues. through Fri. at 11, 1, & 3; Sat. 10-4 on the hour; and, Sun. 1-4 on the hour. Admission is FREE!
Sun. Dec. 6, 1:00 to 5:00
Celebrate the Christmas season with Victorian flare at the annual Holiday Jubilee at the 1897 Poe House. The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex invites you to attend this free event featuring a concert by Fayetteville’s own Coventry Carolers. The Coventry Carolers will perform on the front porch of the Poe House at 1:30 and 3:30.
The house will be elaborately decorated for a Victorian Christmas providing a beautiful backdrop for this festive event and will be open between the caroling performances. The Poe House kitchen will be alive with the smells of Christmas goodies cooking on our 1902 Glenwood stove. Kids can make a whirligig toy to take home. Santa Claus will also be in attendance and available for pictures throughout the event. Santa photos are FREE! Admission and all activities are FREE!
Wed. Dec. 9, 10:00 am
Preschool program for ages 3 to 5. Children make crafts, play games, and hear a story. The program is free but registration is requested so staff can provide plenty of materials for participants. To register, and for more information, call the museum at 910-486-1330. FREE! Theme: American Indians
Civil War Quiz Bowl
Thurs. Jan. 28, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the Cumberland County Headquarters Library, the Museum of the Cape Fear will host the 15th Annual Civil War Quiz Bowl. Contestants will test their knowledge of Civil War trivia and history as host Jim Greathouse assails them with questions covering all aspects of the War Between the States. The questions, ranging from the very easy to the more challenging, is certain to make the contest entertaining and educational for audience members. Open to contestants of all ages, prizes will be awarded for both the adult and student (16 and under) winners. Registration will be accepted until 20 spaces are filled. You can register at the door, or call the museum and sign up ahead of time. The Civil War Quiz Bowl is open to the public, with plenty of room for friends, family and spectators (no blurting out the answers please!). For more information and to register, contact Leisa Greathouse at 910-486-1330, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE to participate and FREE to watch!