Spinning a Yarn at Aycock Birthplace

FREEMONT

Life on the farm in 1870 was not about stylish clothing. No nearby mall or hip boutique offered trendy fashions. Aycock Birthplace and members of the Tarheel Civilians will examine fiber and fixings at the “Spinning a Yarn” program Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in a celebration of creating textiles and clothing. Bring a snack or picnic lunch and learn of bygone days.

This program will feature a sheep shearing demonstration from 10 a.m.-noon and living history demonstrations and children’s crafts throughout the day.

Visitors should be prepared to observe all COVID restrictions currently in place.

For additional information, please call (919) 242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov. To reach the site take U.S. 117 north 9 miles from Goldsboro or U.S. 117 south 14 miles from Wilson. Turn right from Goldsboro or left from Wilson onto Gov. Aycock Road. The site is 1-1.5 miles on the right. From I-95 take the 301 exit at Kenly. Take NC. 222 east for 10 miles to Fremont and turn right (south) on U.S. 117. Go 2 miles and turn left and proceed to 264 Gov. Aycock Road.

Aycock Birthplace is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.