Join Front Porch Family Fun today at the Cashiers Historical Society

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.

Broom Maker Marlow Gates teaches his craft at a recent Front Porch Family Fun day at the Cashiers Historical Society.

CHS Program Director Sandi Rogers said it’s an excellent way to spend the day having fun and learning about history.

Front Porch Family Fun will be held today (July 25) at the Cashiers Historical Society.

“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.

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.”

Local musician, Jon Zachary and decedent of the Zachary family, plays his guitar at last month’s Front Porch Family Fun.

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. 

Be sure to check out CHS’ 19th Amendment exhibit on display until Sept. 5.

The exhibit includes interesting trivia about Mark Twain, the importance of bicycles, and the influence of bloomers. 

The 19th Amendment exhibit features national and state individuals and their influence or contributions to the movement. 

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.

19th Amendment exhibit is located in Colonel John Cabin on CHS’ campus.

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.

The Cashiers Historical Society is located at 1940 Highway 107, Cashiers, N.C.

Pictured at the top of the article, Front Porch Family Fun attendees show off their handmade brooms.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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