140 West Lanier Avenue
Live blacksmithing, wood carving, wool spinning and other old-fashioned crafting will be on display Saturday, April 13 during the annual Living History Day event at Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum in Downtown Fayetteville.
Running 10-4, this popular history festival is free, and it includes museum tours guided by docents in period dress. On the back lawn, children of all ages will enjoy vintage games and activities that hearken back to simpler times. All the while, traditional 19th Century American music will be performed live.
The Holliday Dorsey Fife House was built in 1955 by Dr. John Stiles Holliday, uncle of the legendary John Henry “Doc” Holliday, who would have been as guest of the home in those days, as was author Margaret Mitchell of “Gone with the Wind” fame. Some of Fayetteville’s most notable families called the house their home over the years until it was purchased by the City and preserved as a local history museum.
Normal opening times for the Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-3. Admission, which will not be charged on Living History Day, is normally $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors.
Visit www.hdfhouse.com or call 770-716-5332 for more information.