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Somerset “Crafts and
Crops Day” Shares Fun and Food
October 21st, 2017 10am-3pm
CRESWELL, N.C. – Corn
was a major staple and cash crop at Somerset Plantation and is
the core of the Somerset Place State Historic Site “Crafts and
Crops Day,” Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can experience
hands-on activities of making corn husk dolls and brooms. Staff
will demonstrate corn shelling, grinding and hearth cooking
cornbread. Best of all will be the corn-on-the-cobb eating
Cotton ginning, candle dipping and other period craft
demonstrations will be shared, along with colonial children’s
games such as Snatch the Bacon, Checkers and Games of Graces.
Sack races and the game of corn-hole will make for a fun-filled
Costumed interpreters will give guided tours and share the
history of Somerset plantation. A demonstration of “Haying with
the Horses” will be provided by the North Carolina Workhorse and
Mule Association of Bertie County.
Health education information will be provided by Northeast North
Carolina Healthy Living of the Albemarle Regional Health
Services. Healthy eating, chronic disease prevention and
physical activity will be emphasized, and can be practiced at
the Crafts and Crops Day.
Somerset’s popular cornbread recipe and mix will be sold. Rental
stations are available to vendors who want to sell artwork,
craft and food items. The special event admission fee is $4 for
adults; $2 for children under age 12, plus applicable taxes.
For additional information, please call (252) 797-4560, visit
the site on Facebook or online at
Somerset Place is a representative state historic site offering
a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a
large North Carolina plantation. Originally, the plantation
included more than 100,000 densely wooded acres. Over the life
of the plantation more than 50 white employees and more than 850
enslaved workers lived at Somerset.
Somerset Place is located at 2572 Lake Shore Road, Creswell. It
is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C.
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Flyer for Crafts & Crops Day October 21st, 2017
Somerset Place Crafts & Crops Day Details
Major Program Areas:
Antebellum, African American
On-site interpretive activities
School Tour Requirements
Maximum group size limit 100 with some exceptions.
$2.00/participant for hands-on activities
(effective May 1, 2014)
1.5 hour guided tour / 2.5 hours educational program
Curriculum-based tours for 4-12 students
(Pettigrew State Park adjacent to site)
Visitor Center and Public Restrooms are accessible; site is
Nearest Major Town/City: Plymouth, NC (30 miles
ABOUT HISTORIC SOMERSET PLACE
State Historic Site
Somerset Place offers guided tours, including the only
interpreted slave hospital in the United States, a hands-on and
STEAM educational programming, Visitor’s Center/Gift Shop,
parking, handicap accessibility, with annual events of Days Gone
By (2nd Saturday in June, 10 am-3 pm) and Christmas Open House
(1st Sunday in December, 1-4 pm)
County Chamber of Commerce
701 Washington Street
Plymouth, NC 27962