Visit the Rice-Tremonti Home on Soup and Craft Days, Mar. 2-3

Feb. 13, 2013

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Visit the Rice-Tremonti Home at Soup & Craft Days, March 2-3

Treat yourself and your family to a wholesome lunch of homemade soup, fresh hot cornbread, homemade pie and a beverage all for the low, low price of $6 for adults, at Spring Soup and Craft Days, March 2 & 3 at the historic Rice-Tremonti Home, 8801 E. 66th St. in Raytown.

In addition, visitors to the home will be able to shop for seasonal craft items, perfect for Easter gifts, from the expert crafters who will sell their wares in the two front parlors.

The activity runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Bring your family and friends to this fun semi-annual get-together at the 1844 Rice-Tremonti Home, a landmark on the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails, and believed to be the oldest standing residence in Jackson County. The cabin where the slave Sophie White lived has been reconstructed on its original site.

Spring Soup and Craft days is one of a regular series of fund-raisers that are sponsored by the Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home, the not-for-profit organization that is charged with the preservation, upkeep and restoration of Raytown’s most historic structure. The home is operated as a historic house museum that interprets the westward trail era of American history, as well as its role in the Civil War. The Archibald Rice family who immigrated to Missouri from North Carolina in the 1830s built the wood-frame Gothic-Revival style farmhouse in 1844. The Rice family owned the property until 1903. Roger Lowe and his family owned and resided in the house into the 1920s. It served as a country inn restaurant for a few years prior to being purchased by Dr. Louis Tremonti and his wife, Gloria in 1935. Dr. Tremonti died in 1949 and Gloria Tremonti lived in the old house until 1987.

The Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home have been preserving the property since the group purchased the property in 1988.

Please support the Friends’ efforts to maintain this historic structure for future generations. More details are available at www.rice-tremonti.org.

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