Special event: Hammer-In, March 12.
Members of the Phillip Simmons Artist Blacksmith Association of South Carolina will have a demonstration and hammer-in from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, March 12th.
This is troop 5775 from Grace Methodist Church in North Augusta. They decorated the park colonial style for Christmas! Check out more pictures of these great young people on our Pinterest page.
John Koopman, who portrays George Washington and has been to numerous events at the park, has written a book!
NEW AT THE PARK: THE GLASS HOUSE
Our glasshouse is used to root herbs and plants of the colonial era. These plants will find their way into our garden and will be available in the Mercantile.
The New Windsor Cabinet Shop is Open
Taking its name from the 1730 Township where current day North Augusta resides, the “New Windsor” cabinet shop is a facility that offers educational programs and brings to life 18th century cabinetmaking, chair making, coopering and box-making.These trades demonstrated for the citizens of South Carolina and Georgia will come through living exhibits and demonstrations of colonial life skills.
This unique history center will provide an early American woodworking teaching environment that will recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of a working small town. This will benefit visiting school children and guests throughout the year. The New Winsor shop will offer the opportunity for local youth and adults to apprentice in 18th century woodworking. In addition, upon the first year of completion of the buildings, the Cabinetmaking shop will be producing furniture to populate the other buildings within the park.
You can follow the news of the shop at its blog:
The first floor of the shop houses the Village Mercantile. Trade goods are offered for sale.
Go Navy! A hardworking group of U.S. Navy Chiefs, stationed at Fort Gordon, spent the last Saturday in August at the Park. Along with family and friends, these gracious volunteers cut trees, hauled brush, and added on to the stone steps. They also cleared the path behind the water next to the street on Spring grove. The Park provided lunch during a break, and they were then back to work. Our Park depends on such volunteers and we give them a BIG THANK YOU!
Lynn Thompson wins the 2010 Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award.
"Lynn Thompson, the driving force behind Olde Towne Preservation Association and an assortment of activities at Living History Park over the past two decades, got a tip of the hat -- or bonnet -- Tuesday evening, being named as the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year." "History is alive and well in North Augusta," said her predecessor, Jeanne McDaniel, who hugged Thompson as the plaque was presented during the Chamber's annual meeting and banquet, held at the North Augusta Community Center."
"A dozen letters from volunteers and groups filled Thompson's nomination file. Since moving to North Augusta in 1978, she has become the face of preservation initiatives, including serving as the chairwoman of the North Augusta Design Review Board and North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, and president of the Olde Towne Preservation Association of North Augusta."
Congratulations to Lynn Thompson!
Colonial Times: A Day to Remember is an award winner!
The park's annual event in October was chosen to receive an award of merit from the South Carolina Confederation of Local Historical Societies! The awards were given out at the 2009 Landmark & Preservation Conference in Columbia. The Conference ran March 26 and 27. Congratulations to everyone!
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