Events & News

Christmas Candlelight Tour, Friday and Saturday, December 13 & 14, 2019. Join Us!

 

The next Easels in the Gardens will be held on May 1 & 2, 2020. Join Us!

Upcoming Speaker Series

All lectures are held at the Shepard-Pruden Library. Refreshments are from 5 to 5:30 pm and the lectures begin at 5:30 pm. Program are open to the public. There is no charge.

March 26
Gay Chatham
The Life of Tillie Bond: A costumed Performance Tillie Bond recounts her life’s history as the last resident of the Cupola House.

April 29
Don Jordan, Dr. Chris Perry, & Dr. Key Stage
Restoration of the Old Rector’s Study, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

June 24
Phillip McMullan, Jr
The History of the Newbold-White House
The Newbold-White House is a historic house in Hertford County. The brick house was built in 1730 by Abraham Sanders, a Quaker who purchased the property in 1726. His plantation on the Perquimans river produced corn, cotton, wheat, flax, indigo, tobacco, rice, and wood products

July 29
Peter Rascoe
History of the United States Lifesaving Service in the 19th and 20th Centuries The United States Life-Saving Service (USLSS) was a United States government agency that grew out of concerns for saving the lives of shipwrecked sailors and ship’s passengers. The federal life-saving service was established on June 28, 1848 as an agency of the United States Department of the Treasury.

August 26
Earl Willis
North Carolina Shad Boats
The boat’s development, history, identification of the major builders, the construction of this unique vessel, and the human-interest stories about the builders and men who life depended on these wonderful boats and the connection to the important boat building industry in North Carolina.

September 30
Kroghie Andresen
North Carolina Decoys
Mr. Andresen owns and operates Andresen Advisory, LL< a decoy appraisal and buying/selling advisory firm based in Charlotte, NC. In conjunction with his life-long interest in waterfowl hunting, Mr. Andresen started collecting old working decoys in 1970. Shorebird Decoys of North Carolina is a 209-page book Mr. Andresen, Philip Harvey and other collectors authored.

October 25
Reid Thomas, NC State Historic Preservation Office
Topic to be announced.

Become a Member to Stay Informed!

There are many events which occur at the Cupola House and becoming a member of the Association will keep you well informed as to upcoming events of interest.

 

Read about early architectural changes we just discovered.

View a photo gallery of the Cupola House gardens.

View a beautiful UNC-TV documentary on Frances Inglis and the Cupola House.

View a WRAL-TV news report on the Cupola House Restoration.

View a UNC-TV “North Carolina Weekend” video about the Cupola House