The Old Stone House was built by German immigrant Michael Braun in 1766, this two-story Georgian-style house is the oldest structure in Rowan County. The home was stately for its time, with the stones on the front carefully shaped and matched, creating an impressive face to visitors. The building remained the home of the Braun family until 1911 when it was sold to Benjamin Sumner. In 1959, the Rowan Museum purchased it, and the former domicile became a museum honoring the Braun family.
Each year Rowan Museum give visitors the opportunity to experience a Christmas like our Rowan County ancestors would have known 200 years ago. Tours of the historic house and the enhancement of a colonial family’s Christmas celebration in Rowan County will highlight the weekend. Guides in period costumes will be on site, and guests will enjoy learning about customs and participating in crafts, musket firing, woodworking (benches, bowls & spoons), weaving, candle making, open fire cooking with lots of samples, music, children’s games, goats & chickens and much more.
Learn more about Old Stone House Christmas on our event calendar.