The Union Station Railroad Museum in Aberdeen seeks to preserve the Union Station Depot and to preserve and exhibit artifacts and memorabilia collected from the community, the Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad Company, and other railroad enterprises that passed through Union Station or operated in the surrounding region.
Built circa 1900, Union Station features Victorian architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The station was designed by T.B. Creel. The museum features railroad exhibits and artifacts from the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad and one of only two inspection cars left in the U.S. A renovated caboose sits on tracks nearby. Located on the corner of Main Street and Sycamore Street. Open by appointment only, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays. Please contact Bob Martin at (910) 757-0161 or Chuck Zuhone at (910) 215-0012 for an appointment.
Admission is FREE.
Location:100 East Main StreetAberdeen, NC 28315
Pinehurst weather is wonderful! Why not pack a lunch and explore the outdoors! There are many parks in the area - Aberdeen Lake Park, Reservoir Park or Sandhills Horticultural Center.
Also, the Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs geared towards all ages from children to senior adults. Programs vary from organized athletic leagues, to arts and crafts classes, exercise classes, special events, and festivals. Programs are designed with the residents of Pinehurst in mind, but are open to all Moore County residents. The department is also responsible for the Pinehurst Greenway System, the Arboretum, the Fair Barn and the Pinehurst Harness Track. Indigent Youth Policy - No Pinehurst resident youth will be denied participation based on their ability to pay.The Parks and Recreation Department is located in Village Hall at 395 Magnolia Road and can be reached at (910) 295-2817.FUN FOR ALL AGES!
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The “First Friday” series is designed as such to invigorate and augment the many things about Southern Pines that make it such a wonderful place to live and do business. The goal of this event is to increase awareness of these points and foster relationships within the community in a setting of relaxation, fun and togetherness.
Where: The grassy knoll adjacent to the Sunrise Theater.
Times: 5:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
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The Home of the Arts Council of Moore County is a gallery filled with work by local artists, many for sale.
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The core of Campbell House was actually part of the original Boyd home, built in 1903 on the site of the present Weymouth Center. James Boyd, the family patriarch and a well known author, intended to replace the Boyd home with a more elegant home. Not until the early ’20’s was his plan realized, when his heirs, grandsons James and Jackson Boyd, removed portions of the old house, including “the big room” as it was called, to form the basis of Jack Boyd’s home at 482 E. Connecticut Avenue.
Looking for fun activities for the kids? Here are just a few attractions and festivities that cost nothing to enjoy!
Although known as a playground for adults, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to keep busy in Pinehurst, North Carolina! Rainy day? Grandchildren visiting for the weeekend? No problem! Below, you’ll find a list with ideas to keep the children active and interested. For more details on each idea, check out our recently updated calendar of events that offers local events as well as descriptions on just what to expect.
Looking for the best places to stay, eat, shop, play and fun things to do during your Pinehurst visit or vacation? CLICK HERE to view Area Guide! This guide also provides membership information costs for all local clubs. As the saying goes, "it's always a beautiful day in Pinehurst."
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Who ever thought that the usual, every Saturday ride to town, would lead to one of the Southeast Tourism Society's top twenty events in 2001. The beginning of this new trail into Robbins began in 1955. Mr. Curtis Hussey, along with his cousins, Branson and Graham Hussey, were granted permission to have a Robbins Farmers Day Parade once a year. This idea soon captured the fancy of others. Mr. Curtis Hussey became "The Wagonmaster." He rode proudly in his 1906 covered wagon made by Tyson Buggy Works, Carthage, North Carolina. His wife, Mrs. Beulah Hussey, made a new wagon cover every year.In 1958, the parade consist of sixty-five entries. The prize was a two dollar cash certificate to spend in local stores. The Merchant's Association sponsored the parade.
Ten years later, in 1968, three hundred thirty people entered the parade .By 1978, the special Saturday was definitely a Robbins tradition. Four hundred entries, along with special guests, Bill Hefner, attended. Herner had a special seat beside "The Wagonmaster." The oddest entry this year was a small covered wagon pulled by a chicken.The son, at the age of twenty five years old, rode behind his dad in the first parade. In 1992, the pull of the reins led him to the drivers seat. The legend that was started by his dad, would call his son to follow his footsteps. Mr. Odell Hussey, "The Wagonmaster," now leads the Robbins Farmers Day Parade.
Last year, over thirty thousand people attended. With lots of hard work and dedication, The Robbins Fire Department, The Town Of Robbins, and The Robbins Farmers Day Parade Committee now sponsors the Parade. The members of the Robbins Farmers Day Committee are: Chairman: David Lowe. Other members are: Jarius Garner, Brian Marley, Timmy Brown, Jeff Sheffield and Rob Tew. This event is a great opportunity for our residents to celebrate this area's richest history. Robbins population is approximately one thousand people.
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A trip to the Malcolm McMillan Blue farmstead is a trip back in time to the days the Sandhills area was known as “the Pine Barrens.” The 1825 farmhouse and museum which sits on 7.5 acres provides insight into the lives of early pioneers in the area. The house is filled with authentic furnishings of everyday life during the 1800s. Visitors get a first-hand feel for what life in the 1800s was about by touring the farmstead. The grounds are shaded with 100-year old Darlington oaks and are composed of a windmill, gristmill, water well and numerous barns.
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Enjoy the varied festivals of Moore County - giving you reason to celebrate year-round - just as they have for many, many years!
April 4, 2015 will mark the 64th running of the Stoneybrook Steeplechase, the official rite of spring in the Sandhills. Stoneybrook offers a day in the country to thousands of spectators. The thrill and beauty of horse racing as well as enjoying a day with family and friends is an event not to be missed! Check out the vendors in Merchants Crossing, the expansive Kid Zone, the hat contest and stick horse races, the 5K Run for the Ribbons and so much more. Bringing people together time and time again for social and business opportunities is a Stoneybrook hallmark!
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The Village of Pinehurst Business Guild welcomes nearly 200 artisans, crafters and more as it celebrates its Annual Holly Arts and Crafts Festival.
The festival combines the talents of hand crafters in a variety of genres - from woodworking to glass, stitched art to lawn ornaments, hand-crafted jewelry to metal sculpture.
Local restaurants and food vendors dot the gathering as Village shops will be offering sales and specials.Ample free parking is available throughout the Village. And, don't forget, you can drive your golf cart to the Village now.
The “Live at 5” series is a great evening event in Pinehurst! Located in Village Arboretum, 375 Magnolia Road, Live at 5 is is free event that the entire family is sure to enjoy!
Food trucks are on-site with a great selection of sandwiches and desserts. Beer, wine, water and soft drinks will also be available for purchase. Picnic baskets are allowed; however, outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
This is a great free event that the entire family is sure to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes!
Where: Located in Village Arboretum, 375 Magnolia Road
Times: 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
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Started in 1988, the Carthage Buggy Festival is a celebration of the rich history of Carthage, North Carolina. The Buggy Festival is held each year to commemorate the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that, from the mid-1800's to the 1920's, produced the carriages that were essential to life in rural North Carolina.
On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, the 26th Annual Carthage Buggy Festival was held in Carthage, located eight miles north of Pinehurst in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and it was the biggest and best yet. With an annual attendance of 20,000, the Buggy Festival has grown into one of the biggest and best known festivals in the region.
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