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      2nd Annual Colonial Tavern Night in Waxhaw

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      June 22, 2019

      Saturday   6:30 PM

      8215 Waxhaw Highway
      Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173

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      2nd Annual Colonial Tavern Night

      Relive the food, drink, fun, and games of an 18th-century Rough Edge tavern at the Museum of the Museum of the Waxhaws starting at 6:30 p.m. June 22. Historical reenactor Nora Brooks, George Washington, The Swamp Fox Francis Marion, and other local colonists will spin yarns about the Colonial Settlement of the Waxhaws. You can play games such as corn hole, tour the museum and grounds, and relax and enjoy the refreshment like a weary traveler after a hard week.  his event supports the fresh vision and mission of the Museum of the Waxhaws: Vision – Our vision is a dynamic community of people from many backgrounds and cultures thriving together in The Waxhaws, across the country, and around the world. Mission – Our mission is to help build that community by engaging people in our full history, celebrating its successes, acknowledging its failures, and seeking reconciliation and inclusion in the present. Period dress is welcome but not required. Tickets, including a meal, two drink tickets, and two game tickets, are $40.  Corporate sponsorships are available. Call 704.843.1832 for more information. Colonial Taverns Did you know that the Union County community of Roughedge is named after a tavern called Rough Edge during colonial times? In Waxhaw, the tavern near the NC/SC border was Cureton's; a place where legend holds that George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette both enjoyed a stay there. A few quick facts about taverns: Unfortunately, one would be expected to share a bed with two or three other strangers if you paid to stay the night. Accordingly, it is no surprise that women preferred to stay in private homes when traveling.  Using cups and spoons for measuring portions were created in Taverns instead of using the British system of scales to serve customers faster; first fast food in America.  Taverns often served as the local post office.  Alcohol was served with all meals because water wasn't considered safe to drink.  The music for the Star Spangled Banner was originally used for a patriotic English tavern song.  The local tavern was where you could catch up on the local political news and gossip.

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