On Saturday, April 21, the Moore County Historical Association’s is hosting its seventh annual Clenny Creek Day, to support the maintenance of two historic dwellings: The Bryant House and McLendon Cabin at 3361 Mt. Carmel Road in Carthage.
Admission is free and parking is abundant off Richardson Road in the field, marked with parking signs. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In case of rain, Clenny Creek Day will be held the next day on Sunday, April 22, noon to 5.
It’s the annual rite of spring organized by the Friends of the Bryant House, an 1820s-era furnished home on the site, next door to the 1760s era Joel McLendon Cabin, the oldest dwelling on its original site in Moore County. Both historic house museums owned by the Moore County Historical Association are open year-round for tours. There will be live music all day, more vendors than ever before, and the biggest White Elephant sale ever.
There will be “camps” of both American Revolution and Civil War reenactors on the beautiful spring grounds, demonstrations of old-time activities such as quilting, weaving, and living history demonstrations in the cabin. The McLendon Cabin was occupied during both the Revolution and the Civil War, the Bryant House during the Civil War.
Hot lunches will be on sale: This year, enjoy delicious Boar’s Head premium beef hot dogs, pinto beans, corn bread, and beverages.
Vendors will have crafts, heirloom plants, baked goods, jewelry and all kinds of items for sale and display.
A drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Items donated so far include a gas grill from the John Davis family; plants from Poverty Hill Nursery; a 5 foot by 7 foot Oriental rug from Gulistan Carpets of Aberdeen, a Toshiba 19-inch HDTV from Milton Sills; gift certificates from Vito’s and Thai Orchid restaurants; jewelry from Randy and Lina Brooks, and more.
Raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 each at the Shaw House, corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in Southern Pines, or from Friends of the Bryant House. You do not have to be present to win.
Money raised from Clenny Creek Day is used to defray maintenance and restoration costs for the two historic house museums. The Friends of the Bryant House money raised by Clenny Creek Day events in past years was recently used for restoration work on the McLendon Cabin to stabilize its chimney and foundation. Other restoration work on a small chimney at the Bryant House is expected to be finished this spring.
For information, call 910-692-2051 or visit: www.moorehistory.com.