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Courtesy photoKatie Compton portraying a Confederate wife looking out over the sea waiting for her husband to return.
Courtesy photoKatie Compton portraying a Confederate wife looking out over the sea waiting for her husband to return.
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On Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Cowan Museum of History and Science (CMHS) will partner with Liberty Hall Restoration in Kenansville for a “Heritage Day,” an event that will feature activities, music, arts, and living historians reflecting mid-19th century life in the American South.


Katie Compton, an accredited lower Cape Fear historian and owner /operator of the Old South Tour Company in Southpor will be one of the museum’s guest participants. Compton earned a degree in history from UNC-Wilmington in southern antebellum history and oral interpretation of southern literature and culture and has been featured in such publications as Our State magazine and Coastal Living magazine. In addition, Compton plans to bring to the event artifacts for demonstrations.


While taking part in the festivities of Heritage Day, you may like to take a look inside the Kelly-Farrior House to see some new and exciting things, like the “In Focus” camera exhibit on view through August 1, and “Creative North Carolina,” a show that will feature works such as Ruth Faison Shaw paintings, pottery from the Seagrove and Asheville areas, and a sculpture made from the wood of an old Duplin County home.


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