As we enter the final weeks of 2020, I’d like to thank all of you for being a part of Weymouth. Whether you volunteer, sponsor, or donate, Weymouth would not be here without your support. The gifts we bring to our community and our state are varied and far-reaching. Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated. Be proud of your efforts and all of those who keep the flame alive. Your gifts make the gifts of Weymouth Center possible: Conservation, Art, Literature, Music and History. We will be here receiving end of year gifts the week after Christmas.
A special thanks to Women of Weymouth and Bev Reynolds for coordinating the Holiday Bake Sale! A great first-time event and a great many happy customers. Thanks to all of the those who worked this very successful event and those who baked and donated their goodies.
Don’t forget to get some tickets for the “Yule Rock!!!” Raffle!
What a cache of great items in the prize! Sponsored by Worth & Tina Mitchell of Kvell Spirits, with help from friends at Casino Guitars and Ashten's Restaurant, this raffle prize features a Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, a PDP Drum Kit, a cool purple Christmas tree decorated with lights and glass musical instruments including guitars and pianos, Moscow Mule copper cups, chocolate chip cookies, wafer cookies, an Ashten’s Restaurant gift certificate, a wooden box FULL of Kvell spirits in different sizes, and lots of assorted glassware. The purchase of raffle tickets is a gift to Weymouth and the prize is an amazing array of items that will, no doubt, make someone’s day!
Thank you. I wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday,
President, Friends of Weymouth Board of Directors
Talk Radio interview with Bill Sahadi, Kathryn Talton, Katie Wyatt and Dotty Starling -
The story of Weymouth is a continuous narrative of conservation, literature, music, and hospitality.
“Around Easter in 1904, a Pennsylvania industrialist and sportsman named James Boyd stepped off the train to spend the night in Southern Pines with his family. He took a carriage ride to have a look at one of the last stands of original longleaf trees. Both sportsman and naturalist, he quietly purchased 2,000 acres and set about constructing his winter home he named Weymouth, after his favorite estate in England. He had no idea the transformation he enacted.” –James Dodson (OurState Magazine)
In order to preserve and protect the Boyd House and its beautiful surroundings, Friends of Weymouth was chartered as a nonprofit corporation in 1977 and purchased the home and grounds in 1979 to establish a cultural center.
Today the Weymouth Center stands as a beacon of the history and culture of Southern Pines and the important role the Boyd family played in the evolution of Southern Pines.
Carve out a few minutes and click here to listen to the interview with Board Members Katie Wyatt, Dotty Starling, Kathryn Talton, and Bill Sahadi from "All Things Moore County", recorded on December 11, 2020. The conversation details all that the Weymouth Center has been to the community and what it is today with the hopes for what it can continue to stand for as we move forward into 2021 and beyond.
Eye Candy Gallery in Southern Pines is selling these beautiful prints of a birds-eye view of the Boyd House and Weymouth Center painted by Frank Pierce. The numbered and signed prints sell for $100 and all proceeds benefit Weymouth Center. Prints are unframed and measure 12 x 22 inches. If you choose to frame your print, 15% of framing cost will go to Weymouth as well. Each purchase will be automatically entered into a drawing to win the original!
Please consider a tax-deductible year-end donation to Weymouth Center. Click here to donate: