Gift Shop Additions

Historic Bath has a gift shop with a wide variety of items for sale such as books, t-shirts, flags, artwork, handmade crafts, and acid free kits for scrap- bookers.  We are attempting to sell more handmade and locally crafted items from North Carolina and Beaufort County, especially.

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We have started to sell some new items and one new artist Mrs. Sutler Renee Ridenour.  She moved to Havelock, North Carolina in the 1980s.  She was born in the western mountains of Pennsylvania.  She started sewing and crafting as a teenager.  Her husband is a retired Marine.  Together they participate in Civil War Reenactments up and down the East Coast from Florida up to Canada, and west from Fort Macon out to Memphis, Tennessee.  Renee learned quickly that her sewing and crafting could help fund their reenacting hobby.  Historic Bath met Renee and her husband at the 150th Civil War Reenactment at Bentonville, North Carolina earlier this year.  She sells a variety of handwoven items such as Church Dolls, regular-sized Haversacks, small Haversacks, checkerboard sets, Ball and Cup, and Housewife Sets.  All of these hand sewn and hand crafted items sell in the range of $4 to $20 plus tax.

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We are also excited to offer some scrapbooking supplies for our gift shop guests.  We are now carrying a Pirate and Genealogy scrapbook paper and sticker pack that Karen Foster Designs made.  These kits can be helpful in capturing those summer vacation or family vacation genealogy memories!  Kits are available for $8 plus tax.

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Roger and Lynne Gerber started Coast to Coast “C2C” because they love to travel.  They have visited 48 states and 38 countries!  Most of the traveling was done during the 1970s when they were part of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.  They started this most recent tour of the United States in 2014; once their kids flew the coop and got big kahuna jobs!  They traveled throughout the Midwest and Southern parts of the United States camping and trekking through everything from Waterfalls to Rain Forests.  Along the way they attempted to find small momentous to remember the places, people, and stories that they visited.  They could not find something to their exact cup of tea and decided instead to make coasters of the spectacular and unique places that they visited throughout the United States.  These coasters have little fun facts and dates about these historic sites and attractions.  Roger and Lynne plan on finishing their tour by 2020 of all 50 states.  They are hoping that these coasters can be the start of new adventures; that you and your family can start on your own!

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Historic Bath Site is pleased to be one of the first historic sites and attractions in North Carolina to be included in the C2C.  We also have a coaster that is $2 plus tax that we are selling.  This is number 8 of the state wide tour of historic sites throughout the state.  The most eastern site noted is Bath, NC, the most southern is Fort Fisher and Fort Anderson near Wilmington, North Carolina and the most western is the Reed Gold Mind in Midland, North Carolina.  The first 50 people to buy the Bath, North Carolina Coaster will receive the State Capital Coaster for free!

My name is Chuck Guard and this is my first of many gift shop updates – feel free to drop by, say hello and share any ideas you may have for the Historic Bath Gift Shop.  Then be sure to buy something to support us!

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