Enjoy an afternoon at Cashiers Historical Society from 2-4 p.m. today at Front Porch Family Fun with local musicians, a 19th Amendment exhibit, crafts for children, a basket making demo with Jeffrey Gottlieb, and information about Monarch butterflies.
The event is free, but donations are welcome.
CHS Program Director Sandi Rogers said it’s an excellent way to spend the day having fun and learning about history.
“As a nonprofit and especially during these uncharted times, we at Cashiers Historical Society have continued to offer the community interesting and educational activities and events,” said Rogers. “The first Front Porch Family Fun highlighted a 2nd generation broom maker, Marlow Gates; local musician, Jon Zachary and decedent of the Zachary family.”
CHS offers arts and craft activities during Front Porch Family Fun.Rogers added that she hopes it sparks an interest in history for children.
“It is hoped the event will foster community/family interest in CHS and all we offer,” she said. “We hope visitors will continue to visit and maybe become members of the historical society.”
Be sure to also check out the 19th Amendment exhibit “A National Milestone with a Mountain View- 100 years of women’s suffrage in North Carolina,” that highlights national and state individuals and their influence or contributions to the movement.
The exhibit includes interesting trivia about Mark Twain, the importance of bicycles, and the influence of bloomers.
Visitors can stop by the exhibit on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located in Colonel John’s Cabin on the CHS campus until Sept. 5. There is also a children’s activity room.
CHS grounds are open from sun-up to sun-down. After today’s Front Porch Family Fun, the next one is scheduled for Aug. 29.
For additional information call 828.743.7710. For more information on Cashiers Historical Society click HERE.
Pictured at the top of the article, Front Porch Family Fun attendees show off their handmade brooms.