Monday, July 11, 2016

Frisco Native American Museum ...It takes a Group of Volunteers to....

Build a Village !!!!

And this past weekend that is what took place in Hatteras Island, NC. 

A group of people who love and support the Frisco Native American Museum came together and started in working on the Long house which required multiple metal pipes to be covered in epoxy by hand one clump at a time molded to look like wood.   After they dry they are to be stained and will look like wood , but will last longer....than real wood.   By the time I and Bob left on Saturday it was beginning to take shape...with the side posts installed and the roof struts put in place.   See the pictures below.


Also taking place to help with the Village were people learning to weave cattail mats out of the leaves of cattails.   They are first dried after harvest and then to make them malleable to weave are soaked in plain water.  It is a basic in and out process that we worked with on Saturday, but was very impressive looking. 

Finally , Clay Pottery was on the agenda ,  clay pots  were formed in different methods, pinch pot, coil and freeform slab as well as beads to be used for decoration and jewelry.   Everyone had a wonderful time creating and visiting with new and old friends.







I created Three Sisters Porridge for lunch , which is a base of Roasted Butternut Squash, Corn and Lima Beans...with a little modern day seasoning of Garlic.  It was delish...

Three Sisters Native American Planting

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Historic Port of Washington Museum Project in Washington, NC on the Pamlico River.

I visited the special little town of Washington, NC recently and was inspired by the beauty and history that abounds in this quaint little town.  From the boardwalk along the water front that allows you to view sailboats and small islands, to the funky full of fun antique shops and delicious restaurants  "Down On Main Street" is very popular and rightfully so .

I normally write my own piece discussing the subject , but chose to use Billie-Jean E. Mallison's description I asked her to provide.  Please take time to visit Washington , NC and the newest museum you will be glad you did.

 Historic Port of Washington Project in Washington, NC on the Pamlico River.
Some of our staff enjoyed meeting talented Lorri Lee Keck-Chambers and charming male companion and photographer, when they visited recently. We are an all-volunteer organization made up of amateur local historians and we love to chat oral history with locals and also visitors from out of town who may drop in.
The Historic Port of Washington Museum is about “old but fun” like the little town of Washington, NC where it is located in the heart of its historic downtown which fronts the Pamlico River. We are a small private museum, new, just getting started, and we celebrate the Maritime history of Washington; address is 132 S. Market, between Main and Water Sts. above the Chamber of Commerce which sets almost on the water. Washington was the first town named for General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, was settled at the western edge of navigable waters if sailing west from the Outer Banks of NC through the Pamlico Sound. Museum features a 4 ft x 10 ft painted mural of the Washington waterfront circa 1880-1920, including depictions of local Fowle family shipping empire’s warehouses and sailing ships that plied a circuit between the West Indies, Washington NC, and Europe, as well as “Sharpie” sailing schooners the work boats of the Pamlico, and the Atlantic Coastal Railway terminal, and steamboats made or repaired in Washington NC shipyards.
April 2016 will feature a Lifestyles Exhibit--Entering the 20th Century in Washington, NC, re: what life was like at an extremely prosperous time for the port of Washington; Exhibits depict everything from the beginning of public education in North Carolina in Washington as well as the beginning of the “Jim Crow” era, to ladies and home fashions and a manikin costumed in a  1910 empire waist dress, to what people were reading and wondering about, and the new progressive amenities the town boasted like telephone, electricity, running water, and who had the first automobile. We also plan a steam engine demonstration at the last of April. for events and newsletter posted online. 

We are open Saturdays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Washington is a lovely place to walk on the boardwalk and look at the river and boats and lovely homes on East and West Main Street, as Lorri Lee Keck-Chambers told us when she visited the Museum and Project.
Washington also has a Civil War history and a new Underground Railroad Museum which highlights the port’s important position in the circuit African American slaves took in seeking to escape.
Billie-Jean E. Mallison
Volunteer Coordinator
Historic Port of Washington Project



Look for this lady in your travels about town, and don't forget to visit the Estuarium while you are there.   North Carolina Estuarium

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

FabricArt Botanicals Gallery Opening

Many of you that follow my blog think I only take pictures, But alas I am a crazy creative artist This weekend is the opening of my latest collection of art read more about please click the link below to visit my Fairy Godmother Arts blog.   Thank you

 FabricArt Botanicals Exhibit

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Molasses Creek performed at the new Carolina Moon Theater in Hertford, NC

My Love and I went to see them in Concert at the new Little Theater called Carolina Moon in Hertford , NC ,Saturday January 16, and it was everything I always knew it would be to see them perform in person....but even more so at the Carolina Moon, as it is a small (50 seat?) theater that allows the ultimate experience. It reminded me of the night I first saw Ceili Rain at The Pit in 1999 in Kill Devil Hills.

 The Carolina Moon and Molasses Creek made for a intimate romantic experience for my sweetheart and I and a great place to people watch too.

This is a definite must do the Carolina Moon has two events coming up ...
May performance will be a play called “Anybody Out There”
Tickets will be $18.00 each
No tickets will be sold at the door.
The dates are May 6, 7 & 8, 2016
Tickets Go on Sale at Carolina Trophy on March 28, 2016 from 10am to 5pm

The Carolina Moon Theater at 300 W. Grubb Street in Hertford is handicap accessible.
 July 23, 2016Kudzu Junction”  Rockabilly and Rotgut Music from the 50's and 60's


WaterBound new CD Video ...awesome please watch

 Carolina Moon Theater

Carolina Moon Theatre's photo.
Carolina Moon Theatre