Old Stone House Christmas
The Rowan Museum is sponsoring its 25th annual German Christmas Celebration at the Old Stone House (1766) on Stone House Road in Granite Quarry on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 2 and 3, running 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, and noonń4 p.m. on Sunday.
The house is closed during November through March but will open for the holiday celebration this weekend.
The Old Stone House will be decorated as it would have been during pre-Revolutionary days ó very simply with natural greenery, dried flowers, herbs, fruits and berries.
Tours of the historic house and the enhancement of a colonial family’s Christmas celebration in Rowan County will highlight the weekend. Guides in period costumes will be on site, and guests will enjoy learning uabout customs and participating in crafts, musket firing, woodworking (benches, bowls and spoons), weaving, candle making, open fire cooking with lots of samples, music, children’s games, blacksmithing and much more.
Holly sprigs will be available for all to toss into the fire to burn their troubles away for the year, looking forward to a new year.
Admission to the celebration is $4 for adults and $2 for students. For more information, call the Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946, or email rowanmuseum@ carolina.rr.com.
The house is located one half mile down Old Stone House Road off Highway 52 in Granite Quarry in eastern Rowan County, just several miles off I-85.
The event is sponsored by Susan and Edward Norvell and Ramsay, Burgin, Smith Architects.