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Thursday, May 25, 2017 Destination Summer — 9 Shiloh Farm Minstry Sumer Cap Ages 5-13 • June through August 2017 Call Phyllis Taylor 919.222.9549 • See Summer Camp Fun on our page 439 Community Dr., Rosewood Community • reserve your spot today! O u r In d o o r & O u td o o r A ctivities In clu d e: Horseback Riding • Ar chery • Petting Farm • Sports • Arts & Crafts Bicycles • Train Rides • Gardening • Golf • Water Play and More! We also have an indoor rec room with ping pong, foozeball and a pool table! Ap&licaions A$e vailable Onl(n Join us for a summer of fun, excitement and adventure while we learn to enjoy all of God's creation as we explore the outdoors! From the Beginning to the End - Daily Devotions We accept d(! d$op-(ns an fu!l-time cam&ers 22DMG0517J© Step back in time at Aycock Birthplace By BECKY BARCLAY FREMONT — Step back in time this summer and have some family fun at Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace in Fremont. The staff has planned some special events through- out the summer months, including a Saturday on the Farm program June 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The East Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club will have tractors and other farm equipment on dis- play that its members have restored. The Beekeepers of the Neuse will be on hand to talk about bees and sell honey and other honey prod- ucts. The Master Gardeners will talk about gardening and taking care of plants. Members of the Lucama Lions Club will have brooms for sale. Those attending can also take guided tours of the historical buildings at the site. The event is free. There will also be a summer camp June 19 through 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children in grades kinder- garten through second. The cost is $50. "There will be a different theme for each day," said Aycock site manager Leigh Strickland. "One day we will do activities centered around our one-room school with games and crafts. One day we'll do a program called Farm to Table, where we have the kids out in our garden, and we'll teach them about how food was processed 100 years ago because now we just go to the grocery store and buy it." Another day, the program will be about animals and how important they were to farm life in the 1800s. "We're also looking at doing a day where we teach them what it was like to be a soldier during that time, doing some drills with them and talking about how they would dress and live," Ms. Strickland said. "Another activity will be centered around textiles, maybe letting them tie dye a shirt, make a coaster, do some spinning and weaving." Another summer camp July 17 through 21 will have the same activities, just for older children in grades three through five. Cost will be $50. There will also be some living history programs some Saturdays in July and August. They will be free. In addition to the summer programs, there is a lot more to do at Aycock Birthplace. Free guided tours of the historical buildings are available. Or you can walk around the grounds with- out a guide. Inside the visitor center is an exhibit area with a permanent exhibit about Gov. Aycock and his family, his election and some education reforms he did as governor to improve schools. And there is a video about Gov. Aycock. A gift shop at the visitor center contains a variety of items like post cards, toy farm animals, slate boards, CDs with old time music, cookbooks with old timey recipes, honey and a lot more. Outside is a covered picnic shelter with picnic tables. There are more picnic tables nestled among trees in another area. There's an area with crops that the staff has plant- ed, containing heirloom plants. And you'll also find a small flock of sheep, some chickens, guineas and a turkey. "Having programs during the summer keeps you engaged," Ms. Strickland said. "With children, in the summer, it's easy to forget what you learned in school during the year, and this is a good way to keep the social studies up. "We can incorporate other things as well. One of the things children are taught to do is compare and contrast things. We can compare the life of a farm family during the 1870s to now. The Aycock family cemetery is here and children can walk around and look at birth and death dates, and use math to determine how the old the person was when they died. "For adults, it's about the love of history and a reminder of the way things used to be." For groups of 10 or more, if you call ahead, the staff can sometimes organize an activity for the group to do. Aycock Birthplace is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 919-242-5581. Photo submitted In addition to the historical buildings at Aycock Birthplace, there is also an exhibit area inside the visitor center, along with a gift shop.

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