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Life on the Homefront

A Living History Day presented by

Historic Burke Foundation

Captain Charles McDowell, Jr. House at Quaker Meadows

119 St. Mary’s Church Road, Morganton. NC 28655

Saturday, November 12, 2022

12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM


Open to adults and children

Planned demonstrations and presentations:

For additional information, call Historic Burke Foundation at 828-437-4104

  • Food, Medicine, and Fabric Dyes from the Kitchen Garden

  • Lacemaking     

  • Who Were the McDowells Who Called This House Home & How Did They Live?  

  • Life Before Zippers, Velcro, and Plastics: Dressing and Keeping House 

  • Food Preparation for an Ordinary Weekday Supper

  • Chickens, Rabbits, Frogs, and More: Animals for Food on the Burke County Frontier

  • Always Room for Play: Colonial Games For Children                  

  • Scavenger Hunt for Children  

  • Colonial Music      

  • Then and Now: Comparing Colonial & Contemporary Household Technologies

  • Accoutrement for the Trail: What Do You Pack in a Haversack?

  • Recruiting for the Continental Army

  • First-person Presentation: Grace Greenlee McDowell, Revolutionary War Heroine

  • The Story of the Overmountain Men and Kings Mountain

  • Interpretation of Early 19th Century Log Structure   

  • DAR/SAR Information                

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