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The Preserve and Bird Sanctuary

The Preserve and Bird Sanctuary

The Preserve and Bird Sanctuary came alive in 2019. The kiosk, new bench tops  and three picnic tables were delivered and installed. Funding for all materials was donated by a board member in 2017 and 2018, and the labor to build the tables and a partial kiosk was...

The Cultural Center / Museum – Old Post Office Building

The Cultural Center / Museum – Old Post Office Building

Join us in thanking the volunteers who maintain the Old post Office Building, the landscaping around it, and the interior space. In 2019 J.B. Drake became a NC Master Gardener. He did this as a gift to HFR, Inc. For all who drive Greenville Highway you may have...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is in a few days on December 3, 2019. No doubt you have received emails from other nonprofits asking for you to go online to donate to them. Historic Flat Rock, Inc. is doing something different for our membership and friends on Giving Tuesday, and the...

A Time for Gratitude

A Time for Gratitude

Many of our Community Partners, members, and property owners have volunteered their time, energy and talents in 2019 to support the mission of  HFR, Inc. This is the time of year to show our appreciation  and give a hearty thank you. Let’s thank those who opened their...

2020 Master Gardener Program Applications

2020 Master Gardener Program Applications

Deadline Approaching for 2020 Master Gardener Program Applications HFR INC and Henderson County’s Extension office are ‘Community Partners’. HFR INC encourages its members and supporters to learn more about The Master Gardener Program.  Henderson County’s Extension...

HFR’s White-Flowering Native Teaching Garden

HFR’s White-Flowering Native Teaching Garden

This new, work-in-progress garden surrounds the recently installed kiosk in HFR’s Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. Why white-flowering? 1. White flowers cool and calm. In a sanctuary, that’s important!2.As dusk falls, colors fade while white pops!3.The bloom color of many...

The Dam House by Jane Izard

The Dam House by Jane Izard

“Flat Rock was one of the places my grandfather was the happiest,” says Frank Maybank. That grandfather, Dr. Joseph Maybank, along with his wife, owned the Dam House at Highland Lake in Flat Rock. Highland Lake and the Maybank, Rhett and Aiken families have a long...

The Little Hill by Jane Izard

The Little Hill by Jane Izard

The Little Hill has “always been a welcome place for everyone,” says Patty Laurens Adams. This beautiful property near the center of Flat Rock has been a part of the Laurens family since 1907. Her great-grandfather, Henry Rutledge Laurens of Charleston, purchased the...

Unchanged Springtime by Ella Oursler

Unchanged Springtime by Ella Oursler

Robert Cuthbert’s book, Flat Rock of the Old Time, takes us on a journey through the largest historic district in all of North Carolina, as reflected in letters penned by the people who founded it. I would like to thank Mr. Cuthbert for generously permitting HFR...