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Event » Enlightening Bites: Easters Past at Pebble Hill Plantation with Whitney White & Lori Curtis

Description:

Easter was one of the most celebrated holidays at Pebble Hill from the early 1900s through 1940. Kate Hanna Ireland (later Harvey) became mistress of Pebble Hill in 1901, and shortly after that, she began hosting an Easter celebration for her staff and their families. Family, friends, staff, and guests worked diligently in the days leading up to the holiday to make the necessary preparations. The event included a picnic, games, music, dancing and the egg hunt. Eventually neighboring plantations and their staffs were included for the festivities, and the number of attendees grew rapidly. At its height, well over 2,000 people were in attendance. Currently an exhibit in the Main House features Easter-related items from the Pebble Hill archives. Viewing this exhibition is included with the Main House tour ticket. (Photo (1938) above shows the dyeing of Easter eggs for the Easter celebration.)

Location: Thomas County Public Library, 201 N. Madison St., Thomasville, GA
Category: Events and Festivals
Date:4/7/2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Contact Name: Thomas County Public Library
Contact Phone: 229-225-5252
Contact Email: info@tcpls.org