Wednesday, May 05, 2010

CCHA Annual General Meeting and Fundraiser

1. June 5, 2010 (Saturday), 10:00 AM at the Historic Caswell County Courthouse: Jim Wise will be available to sign copies of his new book Murder in the Courthouse. A proclamation will be read, there will be a viewing of a short movie on the murder of Senator John W. (Chicken) Stephens, Jim Wise will give a short talk and answer questions, and the book signing will commence. The book will be on sale.

2. June 5, 2010 (Saturday) from 1:30 PM until 4:00 PM the Caswell County Historical Association (CCHA) will host a wine and cheese tasting at the Richmond-Miles History Museum on the Courthouse Square in Yanceyville, North Carolina. Featured will be the wines of Grove Winery & Vineyards and the cheeses of Sleepy Goat Farm. The proceeds will help the CCHA with its various programs, including the Robertson Ledger Project. The plantation and business ledger of Dr. George Robertson and his wife Sarah Allen Robertson tells an important story of North Carolina's plantation economy from 1833 to 1865. Dr. Robertson and his family lived in Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina. The goals of this project are to purchase this historic ledger, conserve it, and place it on display at the Richmond-Miles History Museum.

Tickets for the Cheese and Wine Tasting are $20 and may be purchased by calling Karen Oestreicher at (336) 562-5083 or Nate Hall at (336) 932-5240. Karen also is available by email: Included in the price of the ticket is the Caswell Cultural Heritage Tour of the Square Buildings, hosted by BYHS student Sterling Carter, who will be in period dress.


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