Experience Life as It Was
The Cashiers Historical Society is setting its gaze upon a busy 25th year, yet its vision extends far into the past.
The Cashiers Historical Society celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.
Their annual Calendar of Events starts Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31, when visitors are invited to tour the historic Zachary-Tolbert House, The Dependency, Colonel John’s Cabin and the recently restored Hampton Schoolhouse from 11:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. As always, the beautiful grounds and trails will be open from sunup until sundown.
The Zachary-Tolbert House is an architectural gem that remains virtually unchanged from when it was built 150 years ago, and it offers visitors the rare chance to experience life as it was. Likewise, Colonel John’s Cabin is one of the oldest structures in our area. The Hampton Schoolhouse is a carefully renovated authentic structure that offers a glimpse into early education. It’s a rare gift to find such an opportunity to walk down memory lane.
In addition to preserving and maintaining these historic buildings, CHS continues to have a positive impact within the community offering a wide range of activities that provide opportunities for fun, enjoyment and education.
The annual Designer Showhouse is their largest fundraiser and has become one of the most enjoyed and anticipated events of the year, providing residents and visitors a chance to visit some of our area’s most prestigious homes.
CHS hosts Founders Day for third and fourth-grade students from Blue Ridge School, Summit Charter School and area home schooled students. Their Family Front Porch Fun days are fun for the whole family and a welcome break from the sometimes-hectic pace of today’s world. They offer educational opportunities throughout the season through their annual Jan Wyatt Symposium and Mountain Heritage Lecture Series.
This nonprofit organization continues to strive to be a cultural center that encourages civic engagement and community partnerships that provide meaningful experiences for all. As with most nonprofits, they work with a limited budget and staff but they’re gifted at stretching a little into a lot. Donations are always appreciated and encouraged to help maintain their historic properties and continue their outreach.
For additional information about Cashiers Historical Society call (828) 743-7710.