Regency Event at Historic Halifax, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
May 6 - May 7
Historic Halifax SHS, located in northeastern North Carolina just an hour and a half south of Richmond, is hosting May Day Picnic and gathering for people who love the Regency/Federalist era. Halifax is an historic old river town along the Roanoke River that preserves a number of buildings that date to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They include the unusual tripartite Sally-Billy house (1808), the 1790s Owens house, the Burgess house (1808), the William R. Davie house (1783), a small 1760s tavern called the tap room, the 1790s Eagle Tavern restored for exhibits, as well as an 1830s jail, clerk’s office and print shop.
For this event we are planning, we will entertain a militia muster appropriate to the War of 1812 era, a picnic/barbecue, dance, socializing and after hours entertainment at the Tap Room. Artisans and merchants are encouraged to attend and we are open to scenarios and ideas for activities and things to do. There are limited indoor historic accomodations available plus space in the unfurnished Davie house that is A/C. Tents, marquees and other shelters are welcome as well. This is the first time the site has hosted an early 19th century event so we are looking forward to trying something new! We WILL make this fun!