WHITE OAK — The public is invited to an old-timey reunion at Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday that begins at 9 a.m. and lasts all day.
“While Harmony Hall was in the throws of restoration 15 years ago, it was not unusual to have over 2,000 people on one Saturday, the first Saturday in May,” said Seth Lewis, a member of the Harmony Hall Plantation Village Committee. “Now we have to schedule around other activities. But we hope to have 500 this year and grow a crowd from that.”
This year, the grounds will offer folks of all ages plenty of things to see and do.
One of the highlights will be a re-enactment of Revolutionary War days.
“There will be a sketch of Cornwallis’ occupation … my nephew is putting together some red coats and militia folks,” said Field Marshal Bobby Lewis.
In addition to the re-enactment, there will also be a “bad blood gunfight” and an old-fashioned duel, according to Bobby Lewis.
“I have got a set of matching pistols. We’ll let them stand back-to-back and then take 10 steps, turn around, and fire,” Bobby Lewis said.
Cooking enthusiasts will be able to purchase the reprinted Harmony Hall Plantation Village Cookbook.
Also throughout the day, there will be food, fun, games, giant bonfires, tomahawk throwing and vendors. Tommy Kinlaw of Fayetteville will be keynote speaker and will tell tales of his visits to Harmony Hall to see his grandmother and grandfather, Normandy Tatum.
All of the buildings on the grounds will be open for viewing and tours
Harmony Hall Plantation Village is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.