CORNISH AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY
18th Gathering of the Cornish Cousins
November 3 – 5, 2017
Salisbury/Gold Hill, North Carolina
(Salisbury is on I-85 midway between Charlotte and Greensboro)
“If Picks and Shovels Could Talk”
$150.00 per person
Includes trolley transport to all events, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, and 1 brunch, workshops about the mining history of the Gold Hill area, evening entertainment, Cornish cream tea at Gold Hill, tours of Gold Hill and historic cemetery. Optional tours of Salisbury and Reed Gold Mine also available.
Friday morning – Optional tour ($10) – Narrated trolley tour of Historic Salisbury and the Fulton Street neighborhood, where many of the mine owners, investors, and captains lived.
Friday afternoon – Optional tour ($10) – Narrated trolley tour of Reed Gold Mine with visitors’ center orientation film, museum, underground guided tour.
Friday evening – Dinner buffet at Historic Trolley Barn and Entertainment
Welcome and Opening Session at Trolley Barn
Lunch at Morgan Ridge Winery with luncheon speaker
Afternoon at Gold Hill – Self-guided walking tours
Visit shops in restored village buildings
Trolley rides to cemetery
Pasty Dinner at Trolley Barn
Concert of Cornish music by Brass Ensemble from
Brunch at RailWalk Brewery, Noon dismissal
(before or after Gathering
or instead of Optional Tours)
Pfeiffer College Library – located in Salisbury and said to be the finest genealogy library east of Salt Lake City
Rowan Museum - Salisbury 1854 courthouse, example of pre-Civil War architecture, houses artifacts and displays on the life and history of Rowan County.
North Carolina Transportation Museum – 3 miles north on I-85 in Spencer. Traces the history of transportation in Wagons, Wheels, & Wings. Train rides available. A train-lover’s mecca!
Waterworks Visual Arts Center – in Salisbury next to the Trolley Barn. Exhibits North Carolina artists’ work.
Registration Times: Friday, Nov. 3 – 9:00 to 10:00
12:00 to 1:00
3:00 to 5:00
A FOLDER OF MATERIALS WITH FULL INFORMATION ABOUT SCHEDULE, MEALS, WORKSHOP PRESENTERS, ENTERTAINMENT, ETC. WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU AT THE CHECK-IN POINT IN THE HOTEL LOBBY
You will make your own hotel arrangements. Currently we are working with several hotels in Salisbury to get the best rate for a block of rooms under the group name “Cornish Cousins.” Information will be released as soon as possible.