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Civil War weekend at Waynesville's Shelton House

Event features re-enactors, drills


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Waynesville's Shelton House and Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts is hosting a Civil War commemorative weekend Friday evening and all day Saturday. / Citizen-Times staff photo
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Civil War weekend at Shelton House

All events are free and open to the public, although a $5 donation is suggested. Families with children particularly invited.
Friday
7 p.m. Lectures by re-enactor Capt. Jule Morrow: “Slavery and Military Service of African Americans in Haywood County during the Civil War” and “The Civil War in Haywood County in 1863.”
Saturday
Appalachian Smoke barbecue vendor on site all day.
10 a.m. Civil War infantry drill and musket firing.
11 a.m. Demonstrations and lecture on weapons.
1:30 p.m. Civil War fashion show and living history demonstrations.
2:30 p.m. Civil War infantry drill and musket firing.
3:30 p.m. Lecture: “The Civil War in Haywood County in 1863” by Capt. Jule Morrow.
7-10 p.m. Contra and square dance and concert featuring Whitewater Bluegrass Company.

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WAYNESVILLE — A historic Charleston-style farmhouse, built in 1875, will soon provide the backdrop for a Civil War commemorative weekend, complete with living history demonstrations, barbecue, bluegrass, dancing and more.
The free two-day event will take place at the Shelton House and Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts, at 49 Shelton St. Friday and Saturday, in conjunction with the Waynesville Appalachian Lifestyle celebration, the city’s third annual heritage event.
“On Main Street, they have all kinds of activities to display early American, Appalachian crafts and heritage, and then a lot of people overflow down to our (location) because we’re just down the street,” Shelton House board member Evelyn Coltman said. “Last year we had quite a few people — hundreds of people — walk down from Main Street.”
At 7 p.m. Friday, re-enactor Capt. Jule Morrow of the N.C. 25th Infantry will give lectures on the Civil War battles of 1863 and the slavery and military service of African-Americans in Haywood County. As it happens, the builder and original occupant of Shelton House, Stephen Jehu Shelton, fought in the original N.C. 25th Infantry during the Civil War, Coltman said.
A full day of cultural festivities begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, including re-enactments and demonstrations from the N.C. 25th Infantry, Company C, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1863 battles of the Civil War. Barbecue will be available throughout the day from mobile food unit Appalachian Smoke.
Free guided tours of the Shelton House, both the handicraft museum and the barn, will be available 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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