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Business After Hours with the North House Museum and Greenbrier Historical Society

May 8, 2012

North House Museum

Members of the business community will be able to see “where the past can take them” on May 17th as the Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum host the May Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 on Church Street in Lewisburg.  The business social will be held as Civil War re-enactors gather to set up camp for the Battle of Lewisburg weekend.   While this weekend provides a living history Civil War experience, North House embodies the past and provides  a special view of nearly 200 years of life in the United States- from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to World War II, as the lives of everyday Americans can be seen and experienced with the its walls.

North House was built in 1820 and has housed the Greenbrier Historical Society archives and operated as a museum since 1976.  The six original rooms are decorated in 19th century period décor.  Two additional rooms house a permanent diorama display and a war exhibit.   Additional exhibits of interest are on periodic display.  Forty- five minute guided tours are available each day from 10 to 4, Monday through Saturday. Special Tea and Manners programs can be provided for groups by appointment.  This program allows children to dress in reproduction of 1850’s clothing and learn about the customs, games and lifestyle of the period.  Additional community outreach programming includes Wee Ones Wednesdays, where children, 1 to 5 year old and their parents can enjoy themed monthly programs.  A traveling program, Toys from the Past goes to schools, daycares and churches to provide K-2nd graders with hands on experience with toys used before video games and technology.  North House and Greenbrier Historical Society recently wrapped up a successful Lecture Series including topics on historic preservation, archaeology, architecture, weaving, historic textiles and rugs.

North House and Greenbrier Historical Society are sustained by memberships, grants and donations.

For more information about the museum, the Society, tours or special events, please call 304-645-3398 or access their website at www.greenbrierhistorical.org.    Business After Hours are monthly networking and social events of the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce.  To register for this event or to learn about membership, please view the event page on our website or call 304-645-2818.

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