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Go back in time at Aycock birthplace

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Travel back in time this Saturday with a trip to the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace historic site.

Watch woodworking and basket weaving demonstrations for a chance to learn how things were made before modern technology.

Programs coordinator Joshua Dacey said the demonstrations will be indicative of the craftmanship of the 19th century, because that is the time period that Aycock and his family lived on the property.

The site features a 19th century farmstead that includes a home, kitchen and outbuildings. A one-room schoolhouse is also at the property.

In addition to the demonstrations, there will be tours of the site, a video, farm animals to interact with and a garden. Dacey also said there are picnic tables where families can enjoy enjoy lunch.

“We really want families to bring their lunch and relax on the property for the day with us,” said Dacey.

The Travel Through Time event is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free to the public, but donations are accepted.

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