Rise of the Funeral Parlor
Sun. Aug. 28, 2:00
In conjunction with our current special exhibit, Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear, 1850-1950, David Hall will give a presentation about how funerals went from taking place in the parlors of homes to the rise of the funeral parlor as a business. Mr. Hall taught for many years at Fayetteville Technical Community College in the funeral services department and now currently serves as a state inspector of funeral homes and crematories. Free.
Festival of Yesteryear
Sat. Sept. 10, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Focusing on the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods, this program features re-enactors demonstrating various aspects of daily life including colonial medicine, crime and punishment, music, toys and games, and militia drills. Highlighting this year’s event is the return of Lafayette, portrayed by Mark Schneider. Living history groups include Camp Flintlock and the North Carolina Highland Regiment. Be sure to visit Apprentice Alley, where children can participate and learn a variety of trades through hands on crafts and activities. This event is held annually the Saturday after Labor Day and in partnership with Fayetteville’s Lafayette Birthday Celebration honoring Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette. For more on Lafayette’s Birthday Celebration visit www.lafayettesociety.org Concessions will be available. Concessions will be available for purchase. FREE ADMISSION.