The museum grounds will be alive with period demonstrators all weekend for its annual Living History days May 16-17. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
On the grounds, the Sons of the Confederate Veterans will set up camp and demonstrate rifle drills. Other demonstrators include a wheelwright, a potter, a violin maker, a vintage vegetable truck, and a jam maker. On Sunday, the museum hosts a special presentation featuring live creations from a blacksmith and a traditional log cabin building demonstration.
Inside the museum, period dressed docents and demonstrators will welcome and guide visitors through the museum’s exhibits. Demonstrations taking place in the house will include different types of needle work such as knitting, crocheting, and quilting.
Local author Robert Jones will give two lectures each day inside the museum. Lecture topics will include the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the capture of John Wilkes Booth, and are scheduled for 11 am and 1:30pm on Saturday and 1 pm and 230pm on Sunday.
The Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum is in downtown Fayetteville at 140 West Lanier Avenue. Admission to the Living History Days is free.