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RSVP now for Wildflowers and Bluegrass program on Saturday

Marion Sekerak will share stories and lore of plants on the site with roots to Native American, African American, and colonial history.

May 11. Huntersville’s historic Hugh Torrance House and Store presents “Wildflowers and Bluegrass” on Saturday, May 14,  from 1-6 pm.

Free to the community, the event features historic connections to the plants and wildflowers of this historic site and our region.

The 1779 Hugh Torance House and Store, the oldest standing store in North Carolina, becomes new again at HEARTS events and serves as the event hub for the afternoon, offering artisan goods, beer, wine, and sundries.

Native plants from Dutch Buffalo Farms and fresh flowers will also be available for purchase.

Wildflower walks are planned throughout the afternoon, led by native plant enthusiast Marion Sekerak, sharing stories and lore of plants on the site with roots to Native American, African American, and colonial history.

The “Cedar Groove” musical feature is “Digging the Roots,” featuring  bluegrass musicians along with origin  stories and music history. Visual art featuring botanical themes by regional artists will be shared in the Cedar Grove front hall.

In Cedar Grove’s grand double-parlor, Charlie Williams presents, “Live with Michaux,” his one-man play, a first-person interpretation of botanist André Michaux’s life and adventures. Dressed in period costume, Williams shares stories from his travels of America and our region during the time of Hugh Torance in the 18th century. A favorite for audiences of all ages, over the past two decades Williams has presented hundreds of programs on Michaux to a variety of audiences in seven southeastern states and at the Smithsonian in Washington. Most recently, along with two retired botany professors, Williams published André Michaux in North America: Journals and Letters, 1785–1797, the first annotated English translation of Michaux’s journals from his North American travels. Following his performance, Williams’ will be available for book signings at the store.

RSVPs requested on the Events page https://www.hughtorancehouseandstore.org/events-1. All guests registering online become eligible for door prizes announced at the event throughout the day.

 

Courtesy: Jason Hopkins

 

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