Flossie’s Fridays: Week 45

Flossie wants to go ahead and invite you to an upcoming program we are having on September 26th. For the second year, we are participating in the Smithsonian magazine museum day live! event.

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You can learn more about the event and get tickets for two people to get free tours of the 1751 Palmer-Marsh House and 1830 Bonner House on that day!  It is a perfect chance for you to get a parent or another history loving adult to bring you to Historic Bath Site.  Flossie says to come by and have your picture made with her if you come so we can post the photos of your visit!

In addition to free historic house tours for two people, have we got a line-up of fun and FREE stuff for you to see and do!  Some activities will be near the visitor center, some at the Bonner House and one exciting event will take place at our state dock, located on South Main Street, across the road from the Palmer-Marsh House.  There will be awesome volunteers doing hearth cooking, making cornhusk dolls, and demonstrating ropemaking – you can make a piece to keep as a souvenir. There will be a really cool display about the real treasures of Bath Towne with associated activities.  There will be a “quilting” opportunity, but instead of using a needle and thread, you will make your quilt using fabric glued onto a piece of paper.

We are very excited that Mr. Scott Huler of the Lawson Trek project will paddle up to our state dock at 2 p.m. (or thereabouts……who can predict the water and wind conditions!). At 3 p.m. Mr. Huler will give a short talk about his project as he has retraced Bath Towne founder John Lawson’s trip from Charlestown, SC  (they later dropped the “w” to be Charleston) to an area near today’s town of Washington, about 17 miles west of Bath.  John Lawson was so important to Bath’s beginnings since he surveyed and laid out town streets, had a home here, etc. that Mr. Huler kindly agreed to include us in his trek – in fact, we’re the last stop!  We are looking forward to his visit and are very interested in his work.  Check out his website about the project at http://www.lawsontrek.com/.

Go to http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/?no-ist= to get your free tickets through Smithsonian magazine!  We look forward to seeing you here on the 26th!

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