Rural Homestead Fundraiser

 October 14, 2018

 

 

In 1976, the Rural Homestead was created with funds from the annual pilgrimage, through a strong desire of the Society to share the living history of the yeoman farmers of the Felicianas. Now, 42 years later, the Historical Society has reaffirmed its commitment to the homestead and would like to insure financial sustainability of this special living history center.

An assessment of all the homestead structures by preservation specialist Jean N. Becnel, Sr. was recently completed.  This assessment identified much needed repairs that must be undertaken to sustain the viability of the site, such as replacement of roofs, restoration of porches and steps, and a few foundation issues.  Maintaining the old buildings at the site, which include the Blacksmith Shop, Quilters Cottage, Kitchen and Commissary, is a worthy financial challenge.  As such, the Society will hold a fundraiser brunch, RUSTIC TABLE, Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:30pm at Greenwood Plantation, catered by Heirloom Cuisine.  We hope you will join us for this event. 

It is our hope that the fundraiser will allow us to complete repairs and sustain operation of the site for years to come, thus honoring the Homestead’s founders and many volunteers.

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