Historic site to host July 22 clean-up day

Published 9:38 pm Sunday, July 9, 2017

BATH — Hear ye! Hear ye! Historic Bath State Historic Site needs volunteers for a Site Maintenance Day.

A sense of humor, strong bodies and a willing spirit can help preserve this historic jewel, July 22, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The much-needed tender loving care will help this treasure remain safe and attractive.

The following tasks are scheduled:

  • Power washing and painting various fences
  • Mending various fences
  • Cutting low-hanging tree branches
  • Clearing out overgrown flower beds
  • Digging up and re-leveling the walkway borders
  • Grass cutting
  • Edging
  • Power washing the visitor center
  • Painting the pump house (Spanish Brown)
  • Power washing sidewalks around visitor center

Volunteers are encouraged to bring the following: lawn mowers, trimmers, various snips and branch-cutting devices, shovels, hoes, pick axes, wheel barrels, paint brushes, buckets, brushes, extension cords, hammers and a favorite tool for doing the right job. Gas will be provided.

Volunteers are not required to stay all day, and any amount of time and all ages are welcome. The site will provide lunch.

For additional information on the program at Historic Bath, please call 252-923-3971. Historic Bath is located at 207 Carteret St., Bath, and is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Historic Bath became North Carolina’s first town and was incorporated in 1705. It was the colony’s first port of entry and was home to the state’s first public library. The site is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for students and apply separately for the Bonner and Palmer-Marsh houses.