"We invite everyone to join us this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. to get a sense of what Christmas might have been like in this 18th century home built by Scottish immigrant John Gilchrist," Stewart said.
"Music played by the Sandhills Consort will provide an entertaining note to the afternoon, and will include carols for us to sing. A bagpiper is also scheduled to play on the lawn.
"Bladen Militia member Butch Adams will provide the traditional Christmas greeting used by rural residents of the early 18th century, which involves firing a shotgun in the direction of a neighboring farm and expecting a reply. There will also be a reenactment of the McEachern family's children bringing in the season by playing kitchen utensils."
Visitors are invited to take guided tours of the decorated home, in addition to browsing the historical exhibits in the home's annex. Docents will be available for tours.
In a previous interview board member and event Co-Chair Anne Monroe said the event should be fun and meaningful for all.
"The event promises to be a joyful one," she said. "In addition to the holiday atmosphere of seasonal decorations, period refreshments from Mill Prong's Keepers of the Hearth and other culinary treats, (the event will feature) music by the Sandhills Consort ... Everyone is invited to return to a Christmas of yesteryear, when this 18th century ancestral home comes to life once again and is filled with all of the joys of the Christmas season."
The house will be decorated in period, native greenery for the occasion.
"New furniture and historical exhibits such as that of Floral College will be on display, as will banners of local clans in the Argyle Room."
Adams will also display Revolutionary War era weapons used by Scots and others.
"Please join us for an afternoon of celebrating the holidays in a late 18th to early 19th century fashion," Stewart said. "We encourage visitors to wear Highland attire if they so choose, but this is by no means necessary. We look forward to having you join us on Sunday afternoon."
The Mill Prong House is one of the few remaining Highland Scot settlements in North Carolina. Built circa 1795 in the federal style by John Gilchrist, Sr., the house was renovated by its subsequent owner, Col. Archibald McEachern, in the 1830's in the Greek Revival style. Restoration of the Mill Prong House was completed in 1993.
Located at 3062 Edinburg Road in Red Springs, just across the Scotland County line in Hoke County off U.S. Highway 401, the house is open the first Sunday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m.
For information visit www.millpronghouse.com or call 910-739-4879.