Cotton before it was King - at House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site

Event Description

It's the beginning of the 19th century, and NC Gov. Benjamin Williams is the newest owner of "House in the Horseshoe" and its surrounding property, which he has renames "Retreat." Come out to explore a very different side of the site's history - when farming cotton was a scientific venture, politics sometimes led to violence, and slavery was the cornerstone of the economy. Visitors will get the chance to listen to period political debates, witness a recreated pistol duel, and learn about the enslaved community at Retreat. Demonstrations, activities, and lectures will take place throughout the day. Food trucks will be onsite and the event is FREE.