Check out Heritage Day

Published 10:08 am Friday, September 9, 2011

A much-deserved pleasant weather forecast for this weekend — partly cloudy and highs in the upper 80s — is perfectly timed for a terrific annual event: Heritage Day, sponsored by the Southampton County Historical Society.

The daylong event at the Ag and Forestry Museum in Courtland is that rare combination of fun and educational, regardless of a visitor’s age.

Seniors will enjoy stepping back in time to a simpler, less technological era, when manual labor made the world go round. Kids will be amused by — and gain a better appreciation for — the way things used to be.

Volunteers with expertise in everything from blacksmithing and printing to farming and cornmeal grinding will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions. Likewise, museum volunteers versed in local history, such as the Nat Turner slave rebellion, will be there to enlighten visitors.

Admission is an affordable $3 for adults and $1 for children. Festival hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be plentiful on the grounds of Heritage Village, and live bluegrass music will entertain those who get tired of walking around and want to sit for a spell.

Looking for a day of family fun? We strongly recommend Heritage Day.