EVERY SECOND TUESDAY @ 6PM, the Clayton Historical Association group meets the Hometowne Realty conference room on Main Street in Downtown Clayton. Topics may vary as we do not have any upcoming events. Please feel free to visit and help us identify photographs, assist with displays or help us with a membership drive. If you have any questions, please call: 919-553-5542 x4
26-year-old Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown will walk the 166 miles from New Bern to Durham, re-tracing Washington Duke’s walk home at the end of the Civil War. His journey through Clayton begins at the Civil War-era Compton House at 6:45 PM Monday and proceeds to Town Square where a celebration with Town officials will be held and he’ll camp for the night. For more information, please visit: www.asoldierswalkhome.com
A Living History “Flag of Truce” Negotiation for Raleigh This event commemorates the “Flag of Truce” meeting between Governor David L. Swain and William A. Graham with General William T. Sherman in Clayton on April 12, 1865. There will be musicians, storytellers, crafts, dancers and small reenactments of the life during the civil war. In conjunction, we will have an exhibit in our Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library from April through June. For more information, please send us an email:
The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library would like to honor active duty & veterans with an exhibit beginning in 2015. We are asking for any type of photo, in B&W or color.
Each submission should be labeled for
1) Name or Family
4) Years of Service.
A book of the submissions will be kept in the History Room. If you are interested, please stop by the library. The exhibit currently on display through fall 2015!
Clayton Harvest & Music Festival
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Throughout the week there will be carnival rides, cotton candy, funnel cakes and more. Saturday will be the festival highlight with arts & crafts, an antique car show and live entertainment throughout the day. Sponsored by Clayton Area Chamber of Commerce. By far, the biggest event in the Town of Clayton is Clayton Harvest & Music Festival. Nearly 20,000 people fill downtown for this annual weekend of music, vendors, food, rides, performances and so much more for the entire family. More than 160 vendors line Main Street for a full Saturday of shopping, sampling, eating and entertainment. Organizers are amazed at how many people they talk to who are not from Johnston County, some from as far as Wilmington. It is exciting to know that this festival here in Clayton is reaching other areas of the state and we hope it continues to grow each year!