• This Christmas couple greets folks arriving at Col. John's Cabin, which is having a big free children's celebration Dec. 1
    This Christmas couple greets folks arriving at Col. John's Cabin, which is having a big free children's celebration Dec. 1
  • The 1800s Zachart-Tolbert House at 1940 N.C.. Highway 107 South is all decked out for the holdays. (Contributed.)
    The 1800s Zachart-Tolbert House at 1940 N.C.. Highway 107 South is all decked out for the holdays. (Contributed.)
  • Cashiers Historical Society volunteer Ken Fisher peers from a window last month in the 1800s Cashiers schoolhouse being restored at its new home on the Cashiers Historical Society grounds at 1940 N.C. Highway 107 South. It was moved this summer from its original location on High Hampton property to make space for golf course expansion. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
    Cashiers Historical Society volunteer Ken Fisher peers from a window last month in the 1800s Cashiers schoolhouse being restored at its new home on the Cashiers Historical Society grounds at 1940 N.C. Highway 107 South. It was moved this summer from its original location on High Hampton property to make space for golf course expansion. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Free hot chocolate, cookie and decorations for youth 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at Col. John's Cabin

Elvira's Back Porch

By Sandi Rogers / Guest Columnist

CASHIERS -- It’s been a few weeks since there has been any news from Elvira’s Back Porch -- so here’s an update for Chronicle readers.

Work is continuing this fall on restoring the 1800s Cashiers schoolhouse moved to the Cashiers Historical Society grounds this past summer. The CHS garden has been put to bed and the 2019 CHS calendar has become a work in progress.

October’s appreciation luncheon for volunteers was special. It was a time to enjoy a great lunch and to visit with one another. All organizations need volunteers to be successful and Cashiers Historical Society knows the value of its volunteers and continues to thank them for helping make each event a success.

The grounds of the Zachary-Tolbert House and Col. John’s Cabin have been dressed for the Christmas season. With a nip in the air and the holiday season warming hearts, Cashiers Historical Society invites the public to spend an afternoon visiting the historic grounds, Zachary-Tolbert House and Col. John’s Cabin. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, children can visit Col. John’s Cabin, make a Christmas ornament and have a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie. There is no charge for the special Christmas activity. The cabin is located on the Cashiers Historical Society campus at 1940 N.C. Highway 107 South.

Cashiers Historical Society’s first event of the 2019 season will be the very popular Heritage Apple Day. It is set for Saturday, March 9 at Cashiers Community Center. Mark your calendars.

FYI – Even though Zachary-Tolbert House is closing for the season, its grounds are always available for a walk or maybe to enjoy a picnic -- when we are blessed with a sunny, warmer day.

As the main activities of the 2018 season are coming to an end, please keep Cashiers Historical Society in your plans and join CHS as a member. Memberships are always available. For membership information or any other information you may need, call the office at 828-743-7710 or visit the website at https://www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org/.

And until next time -- see you at Elvira’s Back Porch!

(Sandi Rogers is chairman of the Cashiers Historical Society’s Education and Events Committee. Email her at info@cashiershistoricalsociety.org.)

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