How to Wrap a Present like it’s 1917
Manager of School and Family Learning Julia Hood shares how to wrap presents like people used to in the early 1900s. Katharine and R.J. Reynolds along with their four children actually moved into the bungalow right before Christmas in 1917. Every year, the Reynolds family would gift presents to family, friends, and people in need.
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From the 1910s to the late 1950s, the segregated community of Five Row was home to Reynolda’s African American farm workers and their families.
A new type of Southern woman, Katharine Reynolds combined the traditional role of wife and mother with progressive practices on healthy living, education, and agricultural reform.