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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!

Voices of the Century
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
Victorian Carolers http://www.raleighcarolers.com
 Partnerships
SAVE TIME & MONEY: BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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
UPCOMING EVENTS
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!
PAST EVENTS & PROJECTS
At the Person Place
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
The Person Place Preservation Society's 
Annual Banquet & Members Meeting
On this evening greenery, candles, fresh fruit and Christmas decorations adorn the Person Place as you enjoy dinner and the annual meeting. All members are invited to attend this festive occasion. The holiday buffet dinner menu includes blackened Salmon and Chicken Piccata!

The guest speaker this year is Tom Magnuson, visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of the South at UNC Chapel Hill, military historian.  He joins us to discuss "Louisburg before it was Louisburg."

Tom Magnuson is the founder and CEO of the Trading Path Association  (TPA), a non-profit organization committed to finding remnants of the Contact Era in the southeast and protecting them from accidental destruction. Prior to founding the TPA, Magnuson enjoyed an unconventional high-tech career, first in the integrated circuit industry and government service and later in the software business. By education a military historian who received his master’s degree from San Jose State College, Magnuson stumbled on the importance of the old roads and the TPA’s methods of finding them while studying military geopolitics more than 25 years ago.

Biographical information available at North Carolina Humanities Council website
www.nchumanities.org

Invitations to this event will be mailed to the 2017 Person Place Society members. The cost of the dinner is $28.00. Seating is limited and dinner reservations are necessary.  

RSVP to Diane Fleming at (919) 495-5863
Christmas Open House
At the Person Place
Enjoy a magical evening of times gone by during the holiday season. See the Person Place beautifully decorated with live greens, candles, fruit and nuts.

As you tour the house, enjoy the lively Victorian Carolers, along with home-baked cookies and cider while visiting with friends and neighbors. This event is co-sponsored by the Person Place Preservation Society and the Louisburg Historic Neighborhood Association.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
"A Feeling of Old Christmas Surrounds You"