Historic Rugby’s Heritage Day Is Oct. 3 And 4

Friday, September 18, 2015 - by David Mayfield

Celebrate the history and culture of Appalachian families who settled the Rugby region with a family friendly day filled with demonstrations and crafters on Oct. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The demonstrations will include blacksmithing, chair canning, and rifle engraving. The public will also be able to enjoy fresh donuts made before by local Amish community, and don’t forget to enjoy British Fare at the Harrow Road Café.  While in Rugby, take a tour of the historic buildings starting with a film at the Visitor Centre, then seeing the founder’s home Kingstone Lisle, Christ Church Episcopal, Hughes Public Library, and our museum in the School House.  The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Children five and under are free. 

After taking the tour and seeing demonstrators and crafters near the Visitor Centre, take a stroll to the Rugby Printing Works to see the 19th Century Letter Press being operated by experienced stonemen. People will also find near the Print Shop, Rugby’s Commissary where local craft items may be purchased, vintage items from the Spirit of Red Hill, and hand crafted items from Zambia at Missions Matter that support mission work in Zamiba.   

Also celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 3, is Michealmas Festival put on by Christ Church Episcopal.

Michaelmas is a celebration of the feast of St. Michael and All Angels and is celebrated by the western church on Sept. 29. Like Christmas the festivities are not necessarily limited to one day. The date falls close to the autumn equinox, days are getting shorter, and the annual harvest is complete. It is time to celebrate! Christ Church-Episcopal in Rugby is pleased to continue this celebration from 11:00 to 4:00, pm, ET. Admission is free. There will be arts, crafts, bake sale, interpretive tours of Historic Christ Church-Episcopal, and a British Cream Tea. The only cost is $10 for the tea and seatings for the tea are at 12 and 2 p.m. EST. Reservations are recommended: 423 628-1282 or grannymcbrayer@gmail.com

For more information, about Historic Rugby and our events, visit the website at www.historicrugby.org or call 423 628-2441 or email rugbyeducation@highland.net. To see everyday happenings at Rugby, like us on Facebook. 

 

 



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