1st Annual FEAST DOWN EAST Farm Dinner & Benefit
Feast Down East in support of local farms and fisheries is holding a farm-to-table benefit to raise money for a refrigerated truck. Poplar Grove Plantation is pleased to open up the grounds and Manor House for the event on March 22, 2014, 6 - 10 PM. Music by L SHAPE LOT. Online ticket sales and more information at www.feastdowneast.org. Sponsored by UNCW.
2014 Herb Fair and Plant & Garden Sale
The grounds at Poplar Grove will be full of vendors selling annuals, perennials, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts, herbs, container gardens and other types of plant material. Admission is free; however, donations are accepted to help support our own grounds and gardens. The Manor House will be open for self-guided tour for a $7.00 reduced ticket price.
March 29 - March 30
Farmers Market Opening
Rosenwald School Movement and African American Education in the South
Join us at 6:30 PM for an evening discussion of the Rosenwald School Movement, established in 1917, and African American education in the early twentieth century with Dr. Glen Harris of UNC- Wilmington. Claudia Stack of Under the Kudzu will highlight those remaining school houses in Pender County requiring preservation and restoration. To find out more about this event and more leading up to the unveiling of "From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove," visit our Exhibits and Lecture Series page.
Kentucky Derby Party
1st Annual Kentucky Derby fundraising event in support of our school programs and to raise awareness for the Southeast Coast Region Equine Rescue League. On Saturday, May 3, 2014, join us from 3-7 PM for a thorough bred good-time!
West African Culture in the Atlantic World
Join us at 6:30 PM for an evening discussion of the West African culture with Dr. Nana Amponsah of UNC- Wilmington. Dr. Amponsah specializes in African history, specifically women's reproductive rights and resistance movements in the "kitchens and backyards of ordinary women going about their daily activities." To find out more about this event and more leading up to the unveiling of "From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove," visit our Exhibits and Lecture Series page.
African American Social Dance
Join us at 6:30 PM for an evening discussion and performance of African American Social Dance with Dr. Tommy DeFrantz of Duke University. Dr. DeFrantz will demonstrate how African Americans use their bodies to perform various identities: gender, regional location, sexual identities, race and class, among others. "In African aesthetics we talk about the percussive attack. It has to have a snap or a pop to it," says DeFrantz, snapping his fingers. "We need to understand the pulse. So a strut, or a swagger, will have a beat to it. The rhythm is crucial -- so we can ride it, hang behind it, get in front of it or go around it." Duke Today To find out more about this event and more leading up to the unveiling of "From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove," visit our Exhibits and Lecture Series page.
Williamsburg Door Basket Class
Weave a flat pocket around an oak handle; add a reed bow to make a large door or wall basket. 10 AM - 2 PM for ages 18+. Registration and payment required prior to the class. Tuition: $45 dollars, includes all materials & supplies.
Sweet Grass Basket Class
Wednesday June 11, 2014; 2 sessions: 9 AM - 1 PM & 3 PM - 7 PM. You may register for one or both sessions and make one basket per session. Barbara McCormick teaches several classes along the east coast and has her work displayed in several publications including “Row Upon Row: Seagrass Baskets of the Lowcountry," a documentary “Grass Roots: The Enduring Art of the Lowcountry Basket,” as well as the Kaminsky House (Georgetown, South Carolina) and the McKissick Museum (Columbia, South Carolina). Age group: 16 years & up. Tuition: $60.00, includes all materials to make one basket. You may choose which basket to make in either session.
Exhibit Unveiling – From Civil War to Civil Rights
Join us at 6:30PM for the long-expected unveiling of Poplar Grove's new permanent exhibit, From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove. Our Juneteenth celebration will include the exhibit commemoration, entertainment, and reception. To find out more about this event and more leading up to the unveiling of the exhibit, visit our Exhibits and Lecture Series page.
Hilltop Apple Basket Class
Approximate finished size: 40" Circumference, 12" Diameter, 6 1/2" tall without handle, 13" tall with handle. Woven double bottom for strength, start and stop weaving around the sides, finished with a hand-carved oak handle. Tuesday, July 8, 2014: 10 AM - 2 PM Age group: 18 years & up Tuition: $45.00, includes all materials and supplies. Registration and payment is required prior to the class.
Classy-Chassis Sock Hop
Calling all Daddy-o's, Cool Cats, Sweater Girls, Hipsters, Easy Riders, Poodle Skirts, and Hot-Rodders! On Friday, July 11th, from 6 - 10 PM, Poplar Grove is having a Sock Hop. Tickets will be available at the door. Special Guest, Tommy Gunn, from 99.9 FM. Cruise on in for some rockin' good times.
Classy Chassis Car Show 2014
Egg Basket Class
Approximate finished size: 27" Circumference, 8" Diameter, 8" tall with handle. Woven with reed, dyed and natural seagrass, using oak hoops. Tuesday, August 12, 2014; 10 AM - 2 PM Age group: 18 years & up Tuition: $45.00, includes all materials and supplies. Registration and payment is required prior to the class. Click here for registration: Egg Basket
Grooves in the Grove 2014
Halloween Festival 2014
Christmas Open House & Arts and Crafts Gift Show
Join us for our annual Christmas Open House in December. Date to be announced. The public is invited to walk through the decorated 1850 Manor House & visit our Gift Shop. The Christmas Arts and Crafts + Gift Show will feature vendors selling handmade and other specialty gift items, baked goods and local foods.
December 1 - December 8