Events Archive

Events

Black History Month at Poplar Grove

Laundry Hanging & Hog Killing Time, Smoke House, 1934 During the month of February, school groups and private tours are available for those interested in discovering more about the history of the Foy household slaves, including their various roles and more interestingly where their skills and talents intersected with Gullah Geechee traditions.  Advanced booking required.  Contact Felicia Greene at 910.686.9518 x106.
February 1 - February 28

Herb & Garden Fair

Poplar TulipSpring shopping at its best!  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 $5 for adults; children 12 & under free. All proceeds benefit our conservation efforts.
April 1 - April 2

Stool or Chair Bottom Class for Experienced

chair or stool weaveBring your own chair or stool to class - the seat being no larger than 15" X 12." We will furnish 3/8 flat material, plus tools for you to use in class. This is an opportunity to bring in that antique stool or chair in which you have already refurbished the wood but requires a woven bottom. Cost for each basket is $55.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each basket.  You are welcome to bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up.  Experienced Basket Classes are limited to 15 students.
April 11

Napkin Basket Class for Beginners

Napkin BasketBasket is woven with a stop & start weave, each row woven separate. Techniques that will be taught are simple twine and S&S weaving. Cost for each basket is $35.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each class.  Bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Limited to 8 students & will be taught in the Basket Gallery.
April 18

Farmers’ Market Opening Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 2017 market season opens on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  Market hours are from 8:00AM to 1:00PM, and operates every Wednesday through October. The grounds of Poplar Grove will be open to the public. Come check out the Blacksmith Shop and visit our Basket Gallery, or visit the stables for a small fee. Bring the whole family and a few friends too!
April 19

Beach Gathering Basket Class for Experienced

Beach Gathering BasketBasket starts out with a twill bottom & a slight cat-head design. Continuing weave with a slip in hand-carved oak handle that will shape the basket. Show off those seashells that you are gathering! Cost for each basket is $55.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each basket.  You are welcome to bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up.  Experienced Basket Classes are limited to 15 students.
May 9

Bread Basket Class with Cherokee Flair for Beginners

Bread Basket with Cherokee FlairBasket starts with a wood bottom with stakes inserted in the Nantucket Style.  Woven with smoked & natural reed. Placement of dyed brown smoked reed forms the design. Cost for each basket is $35.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each class.  Bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Limited to 8 students & will be taught in the Basket Gallery.
May 16

Cape Fear BBQ Festival

Cape Fear BBQ 17_logoThe Cape Fear BBQ Festival will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, from 10 AM - 6 PM. Hosted and organized by Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, festivities include BBQ Cook-off, arts & crafts vendors, live music, and more! $5 admission; kids 12 & under free.  
June 3

Jeremiah Ole Market Basket Class for Experienced

Jeremiah Ole Market BasketA plain sturdy, beautiful basket. Pattern has been around for many years; shaping will be taught with this basket. Bottom will be woven solid using crow's feet & twining. Cost for each basket is $55.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each basket.  You are welcome to bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up.  Experienced Basket Classes are limited to 15 students.
June 13

Double Bottom Apple Basket Class for Beginners

Double Bottom Apple BasketTechniques weaving double bottom using Indian Lifeline weave.  Sides weaving S&S weave plus using different widths of reed for a sturdy basket.  Single lash & topped off with a hand carved oak handle. Cost for each basket is $35.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each class.  Bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Limited to 8 students & will be taught in the Basket Gallery.
June 20

Our Porch Basket Class for Experienced

ourporchbasketBasket designed approximately 20 years ago for our porch to hold the corn that we fed to the wild turkeys. We will start out with a 13" wood base. Stakes will be inserted in the groove & a continuous twill weave to a height pleasing to the eye. Finished off with leather handles. Cost for each basket is $55.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each basket.  You are welcome to bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Experienced Basket Classes are limited to 15 students.
July 11

Pine Needle Basket-Making Class

Basic Pine NeedleWith Melanie Walter, learn how to make a pine needle basket, focusing on how to start, coil, and shape the wall of the piece. Students will learn how to locate long leaf pine needles, prepare them for use, and will learn how to seal the finished basket. $55 a person. Class from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.  
July 11

Wall Basket Class with Wrapped Handle for Beginners

Wall BasketTechniques using different size reeds to change textures on the walls of your basket.  Ending your weaving by hiding all ends. Plus Overlapping flat oval reed. Cost for each basket is $35.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each class.  Bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Limited to 8 students & will be taught in the Basket Gallery.
July 18

Buffet Basket Class for Experienced

buffet basketDesigned for your napkins/silverware and perfect for your counter. Staves will be inserted in the groove of the form & we will do a continuous weave of all natural reed. Cost for each basket is $55.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each basket. You are welcome to bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Experienced Basket Classes are limited to 15 students.
August 8

Pine Needle Trivet & Coasters Class

  ????????????????? With Melanie Walter, students will learn how to make pine needle and cork trivets and coasters. Black walnut slices will be added to the outside of the created pieces for embellishment. All supplies needed for this project will be provided. Participants will need to be able to see well enough to thread a needle and distinguish individual stitches. This is a basic class, suitable for those persons with no previous experience. $55 a person, from 9:30 am to 3 pm.
August 8

Barbara’s Cabin Boy Basket Class for Beginners

Barbaras Cabin Boy BasketUsing a divided form, stakes will be inserted in the Nantucket style; S&S weaving method.  A basket with many uses such as 'remote control' round up, even peanuts on one side & your hulls in the other! Cost for each basket is $35.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each class.  Bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Limited to 8 students & will be taught in the Basket Gallery.
August 15

Woven Trash Can Basket Class for Experienced

woven trashcanWeaving over a regular trash which acts as a mold.  Wood base, with several spiral designs discussed to perform your continuing weave.  Space dyed reed. Cost for each basket is $55.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each basket. You are welcome to bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Experienced Basket Classes are limited to 15 students.
September 12

Pine Needle Country Ornaments Class

With Melanie Walter, students will create several pine needle and wooden disc ornaments with various holiday designs. Students will learn how to add coils of prepared pine needles to finish the ornaments. A minimum of 6 ornaments will be completed; all supplies needed for this project will be provided. Participants will need to be thread a needle and distinguish individual stitches. Suitable for those persons with no previous experience.  
September 12

Summer Harvest Festival

eggplant flowerBefore the autumn equinox, the September harvest of sweet potatoes and peanuts was a community celebration. Join us for this 2-day event sampling the natural resources southeastern North Carolina has to offer with a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy - including all things peanutty!    
September 16 - September 17

Homemaker Market Basket Class for Beginners

Homemaker Market BasketStop & start weaving, using a "D" handle. A very sturdy market basket, woven with natural reed & a ribbon of dyed reed pleasing to the eye. Cost for each basket is $35.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each class.  Bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Limited to 8 students & will be taught in the Basket Gallery.
September 19

Paranormal Ghost Tours

creepy-items-from-past23October Paranormal Ghost Tours in the Gullah Geechee & Southern Gothic traditions. The Manor House and grounds are haunted by 5 generations of the Foy Family Household. Come find out why! Advanced reservations required. Tours of the Manor House on the hour @ 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.
October 6

Hilltop Laundry Basket Class for Experienced

hilltop laundryBasket will start out with a large oval wood bottom & will be our 2005 version, though several designs will be shown. Overlays with space dyed reed, plus a few rows (7) in the middle. Topped off with leather handles. Cost for each basket is $55.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each basket. You are welcome to bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Experienced Basket Classes are limited to 15 students.
October 10

Paranormal Ghost Tours

halloween witch 19thOctober Paranormal Ghost Tours in the Gullah Geechee & Southern Gothic traditions. The Manor House and grounds are haunted by 5 generations of the Foy Family Household. Come find out why! Advanced reservations required. Tours of the Manor House on the hour @ 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.
October 13

Woven Vase Basket Class for Beginners

woven vaseWeaving over a glass vase that will remain with the basket.  A wood base & solid rim will complete the basket. Continuing weave using spiral design. Stakes are dark green & weaving with a natural cane.  A beautiful piece that you will be proud  to say, yes, we actually did this in class! Cost for each basket is $35.00, and includes all the supplies and tools you will need for each class.  Bring a snack/lunch as we will work through lunch. Age level is 18 or up. Limited to 8 students & will be taught in the Basket Gallery.
October 17

Paranormal Ghost Tours

victorianOctober Paranormal Ghost Tours in the Gullah Geechee & Southern Gothic traditions. The Manor House and grounds are haunted by 5 generations of the Foy Family Household. Come find out why! Advanced reservations required. Tours of the Manor House on the hour @ 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.
October 20

Paranormal Ghost Tours

masquerading adultsOctober Paranormal Ghost Tours in the Gullah Geechee & Southern Gothic traditions. The Manor House and grounds are haunted by 5 generations of the Foy Family Household. Come find out why! Advanced reservations required. Tours of the Manor House on the hour @ 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.
October 27

Candlelight Tours

candles twilight eveningEnjoy an evening of candlelight through the Manor House with the entire family. Advanced reservations required. Tours on the hour: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM. Includes admission to Star of Wonder, Star of Night - a spectacular opportunity to linger with your family around our lighted grounds, or take a wagon ride through the Abbey Nature Preserve, or roast marshmallows at the camp fire.
December 1 - December 2

Star of Wonder, Star of Night

christmas-vintage-wallpaper-vintage-33115939-500-375From 5-9 p.m., the grounds will be spectacularly lit with a Santa's Workshop for children both naughty and nice, a mailbox for posting those letters to Santa, outdoor Christmas movie favorites for the entire family to enjoy, gift and food vendors, and wagon rides through the Abbey Nature Preserve, so bring your blankets & your good cheer for this illuminating experience. $5.00 admission for children 13 and older.
December 2 - December 3

Candlelight Tours

christmas girl profileEnjoy an evening of candlelight through the Manor House with the entire family. Advanced reservations required. Tours on the hour: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM. Includes admission to Star of Wonder, Star of Night - a spectacular opportunity to linger with your family around our lighted grounds, or take a wagon ride through the Abby Nature Preserve, or roast marshmallows at the camp fire.
December 8 - December 9

Star of Wonder, Star of Night

santa and deer_featuredFrom 5-9 p.m., the grounds will be spectacularly lit with a Santa's Workshop for children both naughty and nice, a mailbox for posting those letters to Santa, outdoor Christmas movie favorites for the entire family to enjoy, gift and food vendors, and wagon rides through the Abbey Nature Preserve, so bring your blankets & your good cheer for this illuminating experience. $5.00 admission for children 13 and older.
December 8 - December 9

A Merry Little Christmas Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show

victorian-christmas-presentsOn Saturday, from 10 AM - 5 PM  and Sunday, from 11 AM - 4 PM, shop local by visiting a variety of local arts, crafts & gifts vendors. Meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus at the Gazebo, take a wagon ride with the whole family through the Abbey Nature Trail, meet our barnyard animals, and let the kids bounce around on inflatables. Our grounds will be specially lit for this joyous occasion!
December 9 - December 10

Candlelight Tours

front parlorEnjoy an evening of candlelight through the Manor House with the entire family. Advanced reservations required. Tours on the hour: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM. Includes admission to Star of Wonder, Star of Night - a spectacular opportunity to linger with your family around our lighted grounds, or take a wagon ride through the Abbey Nature Preserve, or roast marshmallows at the camp fire.
December 15 - December 16

Star of Wonder, Star of Night

christmassnowboyvintage-graphicsfairy1From 5-9 p.m., the grounds will be spectacularly lit with a Santa's Workshop for children both naughty and nice, a mailbox for posting those letters to Santa, outdoor Christmas movie favorites for the entire family to enjoy, gift and food vendors, and wagon rides through the Abbey Nature Preserve, so bring your blankets & your good cheer for this illuminating experience. $5.00 admission for children 13 and older.
December 15 - December 16