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 Pickin 'n Grinnin
Casual bluegrass performances
The Person Place 
605 Main Street, Louisburg

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month 
~ 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided courtesy of the Cook Shack.  
Entrance is FREE; donations are welcome.  
Questions?  Contact Dewey Botts at (919) 539-7868.

A Very Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Franklin County Tourism Development Authority • Lucy Allen • Toney Lumber Co. and Toney Ace Hardware • The Franklin Times • First Citizens Bank & Trust • Rustic Building Supply Co., Inc. • Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Tom Clancy • Farm Bureau Insurance • Triangle Insurance & Associates LLC • Town of Louisburg • Woodforest Bank • Cooper Insurance • Hodges Insurance Agency • BB&T • A&B Tours • Cabinfarm.com • Chris’ Greenhouse & Garden Center • Cook Shack Catering • Buddy and Emma Stewart • L. H. Dickens & Son • Lou Rigsbee Designs • Louisburg Tractor & Truck Company • Wal-Mart @ Louisburg • Wolfpit Bed & Breakfast • Wood’s Home Furnishings & Furniture Gallery - Vincent Wood • William Shelton Assoc - Deborah Poleo • Elliott Masonry • Kearney Grocery (Country Store) US401 North • Flowers by Henry • Mullis Millworks • Louisburg Family Dentistry

Early in 2000, the Person Place began a project, Voices of the Century, to record 18 interviews with local citizens who had much to say about life in Franklin County during the previous century. The project was overseen by John and Susan McKay, and they conducted most of the interviews. Included are recollections of the hard work that resulted in the preservation of the Person Place. Most unfortunately, John died year before last, but Susan has been a devoted steward of their work and has graciously returned the tapes to the Society.

These precious tape recordings have never been transcribed. Now funds have been raised to cover the cost of engaging an experienced oral history transcriptionist in Greensboro to digitize and transcribe them so they will be available on the Person Place website, hopefully by this summer.

Thanks to the donors who have made it possible to hear these voices again!

The Person Place Preservation Society's 
Annual Banquet & Members Meeting
The Person Place home was decorated in a festive décor of fresh greens, fruit, nuts, and candles. The tables were set with white lace table cloths. The dinner was provided by Cook Shack Caterers and included pork tenderloin, pecan-crusted salmon, vegetables, and dessert. Before dinner, we socialized over a glass of wine and appetizers.​

The Person Place Preservation Society was honored to have as its guest speaker for the banquet, Mr. Maury York, who unveiled the first publicly-heard samples from “The Voices of the Century” project. He selected recorded voices of four beloved, deceased members from the community for us to hear. His organization, The Tar River Center for History and Culture, has been actively engaged with us in this project. The ambience, food, and company of friends made for a delightful Holiday dinner celebration. Our business meeting included the election of our new president, Holt Kornegay. In addition, Susan McKay, whose husband recorded the voices and Mollie Evans, recent winner of the Elizabeth May award, were recognized.
Christmas Open House
At the Person Place
It was a magical evening of times gone by during the holiday season. The Person Place was beautifully decorated with live greens, candles, fruit and nuts. We were greeted outside by Dr. Peggy McGhee, roasting chestnuts and educating us on cooking outside over an open fire. Inside was swelling with visitors, many who had never been to this historic home (circa 1789).

They were observing the lively Victorian Carolers, the spinning of wool by Glenda Moore, the tableau readings in the parlor, and enjoying the home-baked cookies and cider while visiting with friends and neighbors. This event was co-sponsored by the Person Place Preservation Society and the Louisburg Historic Neighborhood Association.
Voices of the Century
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Louisburg Historic Association ​http://www.louisburghistoricdistrict.com
Ben Franklin Society  http://benfranklinsocietync.org
Cook Shack Catering http://www.cookshackcatering.com
Franklin County Arts Council  http://fcacarts.org/home.aspx
Louisburg College http://www.louisburg.edu
Tar River Center for History and Culture http://www.louisburg.edu/tarrivercenter
"A Feeling of Old Christmas Surrounds You"
Cost is $18 in advance, or $20 at the door
​Available for purchase March 20 online or at the locations below:

The Coffee Hound Book shop, Louisburg
The Cotton Club, Wake Forest

For more info: view the brochure, call 919.495.1742, or email info@personplace.org

Step back in time to a bygone era of grace and self-sufficiency. The Person Place Preservation Society invites you to the 2017 Eighth biennial Franklin County Historic Homes tour. We are proud to offer 9 beautiful homes, a plantation, and a historic African-American church. All are in or near the Louisburg area and date back to 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. 

A significant treasure being shown at the show is: Woodleaf Plantation. (National Registry) This two-story frame house has been lovingly restored to its 1838 glory, and includes a complete collection of outbuildings. It has been featured on the cover of “Southern Living” magazine. The original Massenburg family who lived here in that era left a detailed diary of day to day events and costs.  

Antique automobile show on Saturday. This will include a viewing of our Town’s exceptional 1921 “Old Maude” Fire Truck.

Homemade Box Lunch available on Saturday at the Person Place for $10

Saturday, April 22, 10am-5pm and Sunday, April 23, 1pm-5pm
At the Person Place
The Person Place Preservation Society is a registered not-for-profit organization, and depends on the valued support of its members, sponsors, volunteers and clients.  

Thank you for helping us in our continued mission to preserve and share the Person Place with residents and visitors of Franklin County!
At the Person Place
Bridal Open House
Saturday, April 15, 11 am - 3 pm
Welcome to the first Bridal Open House at Historic Person Place! 

Tour the home, talk to vendors, and see what the fun is all about. Meet some amazing vendors from around the Raleigh and surrounding area. All are welcomed to attend. 

Admission is FREE!

If you already have a venue and looking for other vendors, come meet other creatives who work behind the scenes to make a brides day a dream come true and learn more about how they can help you on your day! We look forward to meeting you soon!

Event hosted by Ashley Vause Events Wedding Coordination

Get more information and register:
The Person Place Preservation Society's 
Annual Brunswick Stew Sale
Orders ready Saturday, March 18, 11:30am - 2pm
Our stew is made fresh from a special original recipe dating back to Mrs. Elizabeth May.  We sell out early, so make reservations soon! When you stop by to pick up stew, check out the bake sale.  You heard right...our popular Bake Sale is Back—Homemade Goodies!

To purchase, please contact Diane Fleming at 919 495 5863

To pickup, please visit the Person Place at 605 N. Main St., Louisburg 
on March 18 11:30 am to 2 pm