Quilting Workshop at Aycock Birthplace Starts January 23

A quilt typical of the 19th century

Looking for a project to pass these long winter days? Want to combat the cold winter nights? The Aycock Birthplace Quilting Workshop is meant for you. Over six consecutive Saturdays, Jan. 23 thru Feb. 27, the workshop will share today's modern techniques for this time honored craft. The fee is $30 and a supply list for participants to purchase will be sent upon registration.

For more information or to register, please contact Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site ataycock@ncdcr.gov or call (919) 242-5581.

In 1859, Charles B. Aycock was born in this simple, rural home. After being elected governor in 1900, he dedicated his life to improving public education in North Carolina. An 1893 one-room schoolhouse moved to the historic site demonstrates Aycock's commitment to education. This typical 19th century family farm includes the main house, separate open-hearth kitchen, corn crib and smokehouses.

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.

For further information, please call (919) 242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov. Aycock Birthplace is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the Division of State Historic Sites in the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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