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Spirits Along the Wilderness Road
Sunday, October 24th, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
A good history lesson doesn't have to be scary! Join us for the Annual "Spirits Along the Wilderness Road Wagon Ride into the Past" to learn about the people that once trod through the Historic Village of Newbern. Each 30 minute horse drawn wagon load will travel back to the Colonial time and journey through the post Civil War days of Newbern, along the way you will learn from "spirits" such as Colonel William Christian, Henry Hance, Letitia Preston Floyd, Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Franklin Wysor, Mary Draper Ingles, Lt. Daniel Howe, and so many more. Enjoy fresh baked pear butter cookies, mulled cider made from local heritage apples, and take your hand at making besoms and corn shuck dolls, before and after your time travel. Reservations are required and the requested donation. Due to the horses and spirits busy schedules a rain date and refund on donations are not guaranteed. All donations help support our continued education outreach at the museum and are very much appreciated and utilized.