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On Sunday, 11 December 2016, Brunswick Town hosted a wonderful event allowing visitors to learn about 18th-century North Carolina Christmas traditions and crafts. Visitors were invited to make Moravian stars, make a stenciled Christmas ornament, try period toys and games, and try a hand at candle dipping. In addition, visitors were invited to interact with reenactors making cookies in a dutch oven over an open fire, a brewmaster making beer and others – all in authentic period dress.Delicious cookies were served (the coconut star and gingerbread men were my favorites) along with coffee and hot apple cider.

Delicious cookies were served (the coconut star and gingerbread men were my favorites) along with coffee and hot apple cider.

There were three musket demonstrations, tours of St. Philips church, the dedication of the Bert Felton Memorial Exhibit Hall, and a Sons of the American Revolution marker dedication.

At the end of this fun-filled day, there was a lovely candlelight service in St. Philips, followed by the night time cannon firing.

This was my first photo shoot at Brunswick Town as part of my Flora Macdonald exhibit work. Although most sources say that she arrived in North Carolina at Wilmington, her ship could not have come in there, due to its size. She would have landed at Brunswick Town and taken the ferry to Wilmington. This would have been the first area she visited in North Carolina.

A big thank you to Jim McKee and the entire staff at Brunswick Town for this wonderful event and having me there to do photography! Many more photos coming soon.

Thank you to my wonderful patrons for making this work possible!

Also a big thank you to Susan & Allen Mabry for a lovely weekend!

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