EAST BEND — This year the Historic Richmond Hall Law School and Nature Park will be hosting their monthly Open House and guided tours on the third Saturday of each month. The first open house is scheduled for April 19 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Subsequent tour dates are May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18.
The school was home to former Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, Richmond Pearson. Pearson opened his own law school in Mocksville in 1863, but moved the school to East Bend ten years later. The home, located at 4641 Law School Road, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Barbara Norman, one of the volunteers, called it a “marvelous old house.” Five of the eight rooms in the home are furnished and one room houses a display of restored building models. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed as they help with the upkeep of this historic property.
To reserve a picnic shelter or arrange for a group tour call 336-699-3921.