Archive | December, 2009

North Carolina State Capitol Tree Honors Marshall Haywood

30 Dec

Before the holiday season ends, we wanted to share a photo of this year’s Christmas tree on the grounds of the North Carolina State Capitol.  This year’s tree was lit in memory of Mr. Marshall DeLancey Haywood, Jr. in honor of his service to the State Capitol Foundation.

If you are in downtown Raleigh tomorrow for the First Night Raleigh 2010 celebration, be sure to look for the tree on the south plaza of the State Capitol grounds.  The photo below shows the view from Fayetteville Street.


Happy Holidays

16 Dec

Thursday, December 17, will be the last day Haywood Hall is open for tours in 2009.  As we bring this year to a close, we would like to wish all of you a joyous holiday season.  We would also like to express our gratitude to our docents, the Friends of Haywood Hall, and all of the many volunteers who have donated their time to make 2009 such a successful year.

Haywood Hall will reopen for tours March 4, 2010.  During the winter months, we will still be available to meet with persons interested in renting the house and gardens for special events.  For more information, please call the resident manager (919-832-8357).


 The Untravelled Road performs Christmas carols at our annual Holiday Open House.

Haywood Hall Holiday Open House

11 Dec

Haywood Hall cordially invites you to attend our annual Holiday Open House, December 12 and 13, 2009.  We will be open each afternoon from 1:00 until 5:00.  The house has been beautifully decorated for the holidays by the Colonial Dames of Vance and Granville Counties.  Please visit and enjoy hot cider, light refreshments, and live music.  On Saturday, we will feature pianists Karen Sultan and Sarah Benbow while Sunday’s music will be provided by local band The Untravelled Road.  Our gift shop will be open, and docents will be available to share the history of Haywood Hall.