The story of Weymouth began in the early 1900s when James Boyd, Sr. of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, purchased over 1200 acres at the request of his daughter Helen Boyd Dull to save the longleaf pine forest from the destruction of the turpentine industry.
The Georgian mansion that we know today was built in 1922 by his grandson, author James Boyd and his wife Katharine. Here they hosted literary greats, founded the Moore County Hounds, and influenced the design of a community.
Today the story continues with a writers in residency program, literary programming, musical concerts and a dedication to conserving the gardens and longleaf pine forests.
You become part of the story each time you visit Weymouth, write about Weymouth, tell a friend about Weymouth or become a supporter of Weymouth.
Today, the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, is the cultural & arts center of Moore County.
In 2017 the legacy of the Weymouth House is alive, vibrant, well and open to the public. http://weymouthcenter.org/
Executive Director Robin Smith, President of Friends of Weymouth & Publicity Chair and Board Director Kathryn Talton lead a conversation about events at Weymouth this Fall & Holiday season.
They are joined by Katrina Denza, Secretary of Friends of Weymouth and the Writer in Residence Program Committee Chair and Angie Tally, who heads the Authors in Moore Schools Committee Chair (AIMS).
Topics discussed include the following upcoming events:
-Writer in Residence Readers Series and Cos Barnes Scholarship
-Brinkley Boyd of Weymouth (Special Book launch and fundraiser)
-The Native – Live Performance
-Weekend of Murder, Mystery and Spirits
-Chamber Music Concert Series
-AIMS – Authors in Moore County Schools
-100th Anniversary of James & Kathryn Boyd’s wedding