Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Hebron Historical Society

Enjoy Hebron - It's Here To Stay

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2017 Plant & Tag Sale

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St. Peter’s Church & Cemetery, Hebron

Historic Attraction added to St. Peter’s Pumpkin Fest

Prominent citizens from old Hebron, now buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery, were portrayed by members and friends of the Hebron Historical Cemetery. Cemetery tours began in St. Peter’s Church where the well-known Jim Mirakian played the old organ, and a brief history of the church was shared.

Cemetery visitors were then guided to the graves of some old Hebron residents where they will be met by the portrayers. Research has been done on Hebron citizens who lived in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Period clothing was worn. Visitors left feeling that they had met the individuals themselves. A selection of historic residents included Governor John S. Peters, his uncle, the Rev. Samuel Peters, Dr. Cyrus H. Pendleton and his daughter, Susie. Other people featured were Marjorie Martin (WW I & II librarian), Jim Batson (lost in Vietnam), Carrie Kellogg and her grandmother, Arethusa Gillett Arnold. Also met were Town Clerk Della Porter Hills, Charles Bissell (lost his arm in Civil War), and Lewis Worthington Phelps (relative of Hebron’s first settler). These people all “made a difference” in Hebron.

Cemetery tours were held Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd from 2-4:00 both days. This event coincided with the St. Peter’s Pumpkin Fest which included many other wonderful free, family oriented events and activities.

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Visit Vintage Hebron

The Hebron Historical Society invites all in the Hebron Community and elsewhere to see and learn about Historic Hebron. Visit a one-room school; see folks in colonial dress; listen to music being played on a 19th century reed organ; walk along the sites of old water-powered mills; see the interior of several centuries-old buildings; visit Hebron’s historic sites; purchase small consumables from the country store; and, oh, so much more.

Set aside Saturday, September 19th, from 10 am to 4 pm as the day you can actually see the interior of many of Hebron’s old buildings, and listen to guides dressed in historic attire provide details about the buildings. Feel free to take photos capturing the historic feeling of each location.

Although available at all sites, the Hebron Historical Society suggests you start your Historic Hebron Day tour at Old Town Hall where you can pick up a map and description of all historic sites. While there you can also see the schedule for the organ recital at the 1849 Hope Valley Church and the Barbershop Quartet at Old Town Hall.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see two old schoolhouses, three historic churches, the World War II Civilian Aircraft Observation Post, the 1899 Douglas Library, historic cemeteries, and a special guided tour along Hope Valley’s historic mill sites. Hebron is the location, September 19th is the date, and hours between 10 am and 4 pm are when you’ll want to be there. The Hebron Historical Society and Country Carpenters both promise a great day for visitors of all ages.

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