- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Visitors to Historic Stagville in Durham will be able to take part in a two-part program entitled “Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters.”

The free “Christmas in the Big House” will begin at noon Sunday and will feature live Appalachian and Irish music, a model train display and vendors. At 4 p.m. the ticketed “Christmas in the Quarters” program begins, featuring guided lantern tours of the Horton Grove quarters.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 4 to 10. Tickets must have been purchased in advance. Included with the ticket are cocoa, cider and gingerbread baked from a recipe book published by a former slave.

Stagville was 30,000-acre plantation with 900 slaves. Its plantation house is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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