Events & News


Famous Faces: Portraits by Calvin Bridges

  • Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center
  • March 4 – April 1; open Thursday – Saturday, 10AM-5PM

The Newsome House presents portraits by local artist Calvin Bridges in its newest exhibition, “Famous Faces.” Mr. Bridges is primarily a self-taught artist specializing in portraiture in charcoal and pencil. He focuses on famous people at work. Admission to the exhibit and museum is free. Museum is open Thursday – Saturday. 


All Aboard for a Hobo Jamboree!

  • Lee Hall Depot
  • March 25, 1PM – 4PM

During the Great Depression, thousands of destitute men set out across the country in search of jobs. Hitching rides in boxcars, they lived a nomadic life, carrying their few possessions on their back in a bindle stick. We’ll explore how these often misunderstood persons, known as hobos, dealt with the difficulties of life on the rails. Wear your worst train or hobo duds for the Best Dressed Hobo Contest; judging and prizes at 3PM. Other activities to include a hobo camp, sing-along, crafts, language of the hobo, storytelling, games, photo ops and more. Included with regular museum admission. 

Yoga with Chessie!

  • Lee Hall Depot
  • April 1, 2PM

Our favorite feline, Chessie, will be at the Depot for a workout featuring the mewest exercise trend—kitty yoga. Looking for an extra bite to your usual routine? Stretch in cat pose and undertake other movements to enhance fitness, relaxation and meditation. Purrfect for participants of any age or skill set. The session lasts about an hour and is led by a certified yoga instructor. Please bring your own mat or beach towel. $12.00 fee includes museum admission, yoga class, and refreshments. Tickets available at .

Easter Bunny, Eggs, and Fun at Lee Hall Mansion

  • Lee Hall Mansion
  • April 8, 10AM – 12PM

Celebrate spring with a fun morning on the grounds of Lee Hall Mansion! Collect Easter eggs and participate in crafts and games. Timed reservations for visits with the Easter bunny are required. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Only one reservation per family is needed. Reserve your spot at