Mill Prong to hold lecture on Scottish settlers

Staff report

RAEFORD — Mill Prong House will host a lecture on Scottish settlers as part of its annual meeting next month.

Dr. Douglas F. Kelly, renowned theologian, genealogist and author, will be the speaker for the Mill Prong Preservation, Inc. Annual Meeting and Open House on April 2. The event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The afternoon celebration is open to the public to view the many research displays prepared by UNC-Wilmington’s graduate History Division.

At 3 pm, Kelly will present a cultural and architectural review entitled “Homes and Churches of the 18th and 19th Century Carolina Scottish Settlers.”

Kelly, a native of Robeson County and a graduate of UNC- Chapel Hill, completed his doctoral work in Theology at the University of Edinburg. Recently retired from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, Dr. Kelly currently serves as Chaplain for The St. Andrews Society of North Carolina and for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. He is also the president of the board of directors for Scottish Heritage USA, the American arm of the National Trust of Scotland.

Mill Prong House is at 3062 Edinburg Road, Raeford. The house is open for visits the first Sunday of each month from 2-5 p.m. For information, call 910-315-5385 or 910-466-9008.

Staff report

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