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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.

Commemorative Pavers for Haywood Hall & Gardens

30 Nov

Do you know someone who was married at Haywood Hall?  Are you looking for a way to record the birth of a child or to honor the memory of a loved one?  Commemorative brick pavers for the gardens of Haywood Hall are a wonderful way to recognize a special event or person.

Brick pavers are available for $60.00.  Your brick can be engraved with one, two, or three lines of text.  Each line must contain no more than 17 characters (including spaces).  Please use the template below to create your message.  Print carefully and make sure you do not exceed the character allowance on each line. 

Pavers are typically installed twice a year, in the spring and fall; however, we can send a special note to someone to notify them that a commemorative brick has been ordered in their honor.  Order during the first weeks of December, and we will be able to send a special notification for Christmas gifts.

For an order form, please contact the resident manager at 919-832-8357 or

Haywood Hall Christmas Cards Available

12 Nov

Haywood Hall now has available Christmas cards featuring a holiday portrait of the historic house created by local artist Lynn Johnson Titchener. The cards measure 5×7 inches. The inside message reads “Peace & Joy.” Cards are available in packs of 10 for $10 and may be purchased in our gift shop on Thursdays from 10:30 until 1:30.   You may also order cards by contacting 919-832-8357 or or online at or contacting (Shipping charges will apply.)



A Ghost Party for Your Ancestors

23 Oct

It’s a Ghost Party honoring Haywood Hall, and only your ancestors are invited.  For $50, you can reserve a spot for one of your ancestors.  All ancestors will be listed in the upcoming issue of our newsletter, Haywood Hall Happenings.  Your contributions are tax deductible, and proceeds will support the general upkeep of Haywood Hall.  Contibutions should be submitted by October 31, 2009.

For a reservation form, contact the resident manager at  For questions, please call Griselle Woodward at 919-556-4734.


Wedding Watercolor by Tesh Parekh

15 Oct

I wanted to share this lovely painting that Tesh Parekh created for Jon and Lindsay’s wedding last Saturday.  What a wonderful way to capture a memory of their special day!  Tesh is available for commission paintings, and more information can be found on his website:  You can read about Tesh’s work on this particular project on his blog:



2010 Availability

26 Sep

We still have availabilty for 2010 events here at Haywood Hall.  While many of our spring Saturdays are already booked, we do have a few remaining dates in April and June.  Fall weddings tend to book quickly, but at this time, we have a number of openings for September and October.