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Like everyone in our community, the Friends of Moorefields is monitoring updates from the CDC and the Governor’s office, and working to keep our volunteers and visitors safe. 

Our Spring Brunch on the Lawn has been postponed to a later date yet to be determined.  Perhaps we will celebrate with a Fall Brunch in the Hedges.  Anyone who has already purchased tickets will be sent a refund.

We are also cancelling our spring hikes for now, but hope to re-schedule in the coming months.  Please check back for updates.

Last Sunday Open House Tours, planned to begin April 26, are on hold.  Ordinarily we love the chance to share Moorefields with others and hope to be able to resume Last Sundays this summer.  Again, please check back for updates.

We hope you remain safe and in good health, and look forward to future opportunities to share this special place with you.
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Moorefields was built in 1785 as a summer home by Alfred Moore, a Revolutionary military leader, founder of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and prominent jurist who ultimately served as the second and last North Carolinian on the United States Supreme Court. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by Edward Draper-Savage, an artist and UNC French professor. The 70 acres of woodlands and permanent pasture at Moorefields are currently maintained as a wildlife refuge. Owned by the Moorefields Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit, the property is administered by the Friends of Moorefields and is open for scheduled use by groups and individuals. Please explore our Web site to learn more. Get involved by contributing to and becoming a member of the Friends of Moorefields, click “Donate Button“.

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