When I moved to the ‘Cottage for Two’ over three years ago, one of the first things I asked was, “Where do you go each Christmas that it wouldn’t be Christmas if you didn’t go?”
People looked at one another, thought a moment, and admitted there was no place in the Rocky Mount area that held that designation anymore. We’re going to change all that starting this year. There is no place better than Stonewall Manor to reclaim or start a tradition that says, ‘it wouldn’t be Christmas without’ going there. This incredibly beautiful historic home, built in the 1830’s by Bennett Bunn, has been and is being looked after by four amazing people: Alana & Morris Wilder, Mary Dyer, and great, great, great grandson, Gordon Bunn. You’ve driven by, maybe been inside, perhaps forgotten that this historical asset, sitting on the Tar River near the Rocky Mount Mills holds a story that needs our appreciation, attention, ideas, and money at this important juncture in its history. Celebrating Christmas at Stonewall will reintroduce you to the glory of it all. When you and yours come through the front door, the ghosts of Christmas past will welcome you along with friends of Stonewall Manor that are answering this call to help with the preservation of this great place. You have been wondering how to get involved in the revitalization of Rocky Mount. Here is a place that needs you. Come and help decorate ( fresh plant material provided) appropriate to the time period of the house. Bring your clippers and perhaps some floral wire on December 3 (and maybe 4th) at 10:00 am. Can’t make it, sorry, but, MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER 10th & 11th.
Bring family, guests, and children
Historic Stonewall Manor Open House
December 10th & 11th – 1:00 -4:00.
$5.00 Donation Towards the On-going Preservation of Stonewall