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Save the date!

Life on the Home Front

A living history day at
Captain Charles McDowell, Jr. House at Quaker Meadows
119 St. Mary's Church Road, Morganton, NC 28655
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Saturday, October 1
Free! Open to adults and children

Planned demonstrations & presentations:

  • Powder horns

  • Long rifles

  • Wet-and-dry Carpentry

  • Fire-starting from flint

  • Spinning

  • Lace-making

  • Knitting

  • Colonial games for children

  • Food, medicine, and clothing dyes from the kitchen garden

  • Chickens - what animals did the early pioneers in Burke County keep for food?

  • Interpretation/Plans for the Early 19th Century Log Structure

  • Food preparation of an ordinary supper in the Reconstructed Kistler Kitchen

  • Who were the people who lived and worked in and around the house?

  • The pattern of everyday life for the family

  • First-person presentation of Grace Greenlee McDowell, a Revolutionary War heroine

  • The story of the Overmountain Men by the Overmountain Victory Trail Annual Marchers on their way to Kings Mountain

  • Musket firing

  • Colonial music

  • Comments from the Superintendent of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail and Kings Mountain and Cowpens National Military Battlefields

Image from Michael Berley, City of Morganton.