Poplar Grove Plantation
Poplar Grove Presents
Victorian Wedding Traditions
WILMINGTON - Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Poplar Grove continues presenting stories of the American South in the 1800's. Throughout the month of April the plantation's tours highlight "Victorian Wedding Traditions," the history of local and country weddings, before and during the Civil War.
In 1862 Scotts Hill resident Captain Joseph Christopher Shepard married Henrietta Simmons Foy, also of Scotts Hill. Their wedding is different from the Victorian wedding customs popular with young couples before the start of the Civil War .
"We're very excited about being able to share the stories of the people who lived here during the Civil War with visitors to the plantation." said Public Relations Director, Jeanne Walker.
Open Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday, noon to 5pm. Last tour begins at 4PM. Adults: $10, Seniors & Military: $9, Students(ages 6-15): $5, Groups of 15 or more: $8. Poplar Grove Plantation is located at 10200 US Highway 17 North, Wilmington, N.C. 28411. For more information call (910) 686-9518 or visit www.poplargrove.com.
150 years ago the Civil War took it's toll on the south. Join us any day in April, for a great opportunity to learn about wedding customs before and during the Civil War.
Throughout 2011, Poplar Grove presents the lives and times of pioneers,
founders, and ancestors through exhibits, cherished words and traditions left behind.
Marriage Pages of Foy Family Bible
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