The event is sponsored by the Cave Spring Historical Society and all proceeds from the event will go to benefit the 2013 restoration work on the Cherokee Cabin uncovered in the town.
The revelers are encourages to come dressed in Civil War era regalia or even earlier, but the costumes aren’t required. Live music will be provided as well as interludes by Rome’s 8th Regiment Band.
Dancers can kick up their heels to contra, reels and waltzes, and the dancing will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hearn Classroom Building in Rolater Park.
Tickets are $35 for couples and $20 for singles. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free for kids 12 and younger. For online tickets visit cavespringhistoricalsociety.com.
Thus far, cabin restoration work includes the repairing and replacement of the superstructure, the installation of a tin roof, the repointing of the chimney, launching professional, archaeological and historical documentation and research, clearing the building and property site, and implementing the deconstruction of a 1920s hotel addition which was dilapidated and condemned by Fire Department officials.
For 2013, the historical society is planning to complete the Cabin weatherization, historical research, and possibly deconstruct the modern attachments to the front of the structure in order to have a clear the view of the original cabin.
The Cave Spring Historical Society has taken out a commercial loan of $145,000 for the property and restoration work. With the loan burden, the society must turn to the complete the preservation work.
Since 2010, the society has raised more than $30,000 and has consulted with several paid and non-paid experts including certified structural engineers, state historical building experts, historical architects, and restoration contractors.
The cabin is believed to have been owned by Avery Vann and then managed by his son David Vann in the early 1800s. It was sold during the Cherokee Removal of 1838.