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Quilting Workshop at Aycock Birthplace Starts Jan. 26

Winter storms can mean power outages. One great way to weather the storms is with your very own quilt. Want to combat the cold winter days and nights? The Aycock Birthplace Quilting Workshop is for you. Over six consecutive Saturdays, Jan. 26 through March 2, the workshop will teach modern techniques for this time-honored craft. The fee is $35 plus tax. More information will be emailed/mailed upon registration. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, please contact Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site at [email protected] or call (919) 242-5581.

In 1859, Charles B. Aycock was born in this simple, rural home. After being elected governor in 1900, he dedicated his life to improving public education in North Carolina. An 1893 one-room schoolhouse moved to the historic site demonstrates Aycock’s commitment to education. This typical 19th century family farm includes the main house, separate open-hearth kitchen, corn crib and smokehouses.

To reach the site take U.S. 117 north nine miles from Goldsboro or U.S. 117 south 14 miles from Wilson. Turn right from Goldsboro or left from Wilson onto Gov. Aycock Road. The site is 1-1.5 miles on the right. From I-95 take the 301 exit at Kenly. Take NC. 222 east for 10 miles to Fremont and turn right (south) on U.S. 117. Go two miles, turn left and proceed to 264 Gov. Aycock Rd.

For further information, please call (919) 242-5581 or email [email protected]. Aycock Birthplace is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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