Step back into the mid-19th Century and see how people celebrated Christmas in Rockingham County

The Museum & Archives of Rockingham County (MARC)

Proudly Presents

An 1845 Piedmont Christmas at Wright Tavern

Saturday-Nov. 30, 2013 from 1-4pm


Step back into the mid-19th Century and see how people celebrated Christmas in Rockingham County. Enjoy the festive season at Wright Tavern (est.1816), the MARC at Rockingham County’s Historic Courthouse (est.1907), High Rock Plantation (est. 1808) and the museum at Madison Dry Goods in the former Penn Hardware building (est. 1908).



♦ Start your afternoon at Wright Tavern Historic Site, adorned with 1845 period decorations. Enjoy the music of the season, take a self-guided tour and share in a variety of homemade, seasonal sweets and drinks. (Learn More)




♦ While you’re in the historic village of Wentworth, cross the street and learn more about the County’s history at the MARC, located in Rockingham County’s historic courthouse. 


Next visit either or both of the following locations.


90px-HighrockFarm♦ From 2-5pm, tour High Rock Plantation, dressed in all its holiday glory, where you’ll be treated to roasted chestnuts and hot apple cider.

(Learn More)


90px-MadisonDryGoods♦ From 3-8pm, stop by Madison Dry Goods where you’ll be guided through the museum located upstairs, which is renowned for its exhibit based on the Lawson family tragedy. The story is depicted in the non-fiction books Bloody Christmas and The Meaning of Our Tears. Homemade hot chocolate will be served for your pleasure. (Learn More)

At every stop, step back in time and explore the past


 Each Ticket gains you entrance to all four sites on the tour.


Tickets are available for purchase by using the Purchase Button below and at the MARC. Pre-Order Tickets for adults (ages 12 and over) are $15; children (ages 0-11) are FREE.

Tickets will be available at the door for $17.50, on the day of the event.



Ticket Quantites

Your PayPal receipt serves as your event ticket. Please bring it along to the event.


For more information, contact the MARC at 336-634-4949 or send an e-mail to

MARC-logo-200pxMuseum & Archives of Rockingham County 1086 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth, NC 27375

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