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Our Drive-by Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March 28th (instead of March 7th, due to rain) from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm. Drive through the Roberts-Vaughan parking lot and pick up your plate of hot delicious fish, potatoes, coleslaw and cornbread sticks.

Make plans to attend MHA's Annual Meeting on April 25th. The Historic Murfreesboro Commission will hold their spring meeting on the same day at 10:00 am at the Hertford Academy. The Commission will join MHA for their annual meeting at the Chowan Room, Chowan University, at 12:00 pm. Tickets for the luncheon meeting are $18.00. Seating is limited so make your reservations right away.

The Jefcoat Museum's annual Pork Fest will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 the day of the event. Photos of last year's winners of the cookoff may be viewed here.

Second Saturday Tours of the Historic District willl resume in April 2014. We will kick off the April 12th tour with Jack Peet, brick and mortar specialist, on hand to answer any questions you may have about your masonry issues. Be sure to attend the other activities of the day: The Flanagan House Bed & Breakfast will be hosting an art show with the Hertford County Arts Council and there will be a Historic Preservation Fair in the Historic District. Come for all of the fun activities!

The dates for 2014 are:

April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
September 13th
October 11th

You may plan a group tour at any time, just call the office at 252-398-5922. Book your tour soon! You may wish to consider a self-guided walking tour. Booklets are available at the MHA Office for $7.00.

We are excited to offer a special Back Porch Garden Workshop on the 7th of June at the John Wheeler House. Beginning at 10 am, we will have guest speakers, hands-on bulb planting and a plant exchange and sale. A boxed lunch will be available. Cost, including lunch, $25. Registration required.

The Watermelon Festival will be held July 30th - August 2nd. Be sure to stop at the famous Hot Fudge Booth each day for a supreme dessert. The Brady C.Jefcoat Museum will provide their Barbecue/Fried Chicken Dinner on Friday, August 1st.

The Civil War Living History/Reenactment will be held on October 11 & 12, 2014. View photos of last year's activities and purchase your Civil War T-shirt on the Civil War web page.

Don't forget the Ghost Tour of the Historic District on Saturday, October 25th. Our resident story teller, Booker Daniel, will walk you through the dark streets telling tales of mysteries of long ago.

Annual Soup & Sandwich Day will be on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at the Murfree Center. Again, our mouth watering Vegetable Beef Soup, Pimento Cheese Sandwich, Tea and famous homemade desserts will be served at the Murfree Center. Take out or Eat in -- we take orders from local businesses and we will deliver.

Make plans for the 29th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour "A Christms Village." December 4th & 5th are the dates for 2014. The art work will be announced at the MHA Annual Meeting scheduled for April 25th, 2014. We have copies of the Candlelight Christmas 2013 Recipe booklet for sale on the gifts and books webpage.

Did you know that you can rent our lovely Hertford Academy and the Roberts-Vaughan Gabezo and grounds? More details are listed here.

King's Landing -- Would you like to read past issues of the King's Landing? The back issues are now available to view as a PDF (portable document format) file.

Jan-Feb 2010 Issue January 2012 Issue January 2013 Issue
Sept. 2010 Issue June 2012 Issue June 2013 Issue
January 2011 issue September 2012 Issue September 2013 Issue
June 2011 Issue    
September 2011 Issue    

Major improvements have been made to the gardens at the John Wheeler House. Mr. Gene Hardin has been working to keep the garden beautiful and he is doing a fantastic job! If you would like to donate herbs and/or period specific plants, contact Laurie Brook, site manager, at 398-5922.

Be sure to visit our About MHA page. There are several links to local affiliates.

Dale Neighbors, former MHA Executive Director, has started a blog about Murfreesboro history. A blog allows others to read and post, thus creating a network of people interested in the same topic. Perhaps you have historical knowledge of our town and would like to share and preserve it. If so, log on and join Dale. Help make this idea a success.

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The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 3 • Murfreesboro, NC 27855
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The Murfreesboro Historical Association is dedicated to preservation and our history. Our town has significant properties dating to the 1700's. Many are owned by MHA and others are private homes. In our historic district you can enjoy walking along brick sidewalks from one site to the next. Additionally, we are a town of museums - historic buildings with various collections that are unmatched anywhere else.

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