The Historic Sharpe House
Calendar of Events

 


  Click the Photo for the Link to our Halloween Tea at Two!! 

 

A fiendishly good time all Halloween Weekend!

Fun for All Ages!

 

 


 

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater/The Historic Sharpe House/The Statesville Civic Center

Friday October 27, 2017 at 6 PM - 10 PM

Charlotte Murder Mystery Dinner Theater comes to Statesville to present "EVIL NEVER DIES" in conjunction with The Historic Sharpe House on
Friday OCT 27, 2017.
 
 
Charlotte Murder Mystery Theater returns to Statesville to present "Evil Never Dies"!!! In conjunction with The Historic Sharpe House and Statesville Civic Center on Friday October 27, 2017. That evening The Sharpe House becomes Bones Mortuary, the setting for the first part of the production.

---He was called Evil-Eyed Emil. When he looked at people with his infamous right eye, so the story went, bad things invariably happened. As he was being driven out of Reaper Junction on Halloween night exactly 100 years ago, Emil vowed to return one day to wreak his vengeance. Last night, it was announced that Emil had been sighted in the woods and, true to his century-old proclamation, Grimsby Graves had been the victim of Emil's anger.

Only through careful questioning and precise logic would motive and murderer emerge. And, YOU get to help the Detective figure out "Whodunit."---

Guests will meet at The Historic Sharpe House aka Bones Mortuary at 6:15 P.M. for the visitation and wake. Dinner will be provided by Bistro Catering and Events and the wake will be served next door at The Statesville Civic Center
Tickets are $75.00 per person which includes a four course dinner, appetizers of antipasto skewers, a salad course, entree choice of chicken piccata or beef lasagna (a choice of vegetable lasagna will also be available), and homemade tiramisu for dessert.
Appropriate wines will be served with the entrees and dessert, non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.

Dress for the evening is Sunday best, we're having Mr. Graves's wake...COSTUME CONTEST, for the best dressed mourner and the best grieving couple.

This event will be a fundraiser for The Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation.
Call Keith at 704-682-7508 for questions and/or reservations (when calling, please have entree choice selected)

 


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TEA AT TWO BACK TO SCHOOL

SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017 2P-4P

Join us Saturday August 26th for a tea in remembrance of the Colonel and in recognition of our students and teachers heading back to school!
Delicacies from our kitchen and our high school culinary students are on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. Please call or text and reserve your spot with Keith (704)682-7508 by Friday, August 25. Reservations are required.
You may pay at the door the day of the tea: Adults $15
Children (8-12) $7 Children under age 7 free.

We will also offer a raffle featuring some delicious seasonal desserts. We will be offering 2 apple cobblers. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The cobblers will be ready to go home with the lucky winners the day of the tea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Dog Days of Summer Tea at Two

 

Saturday July 29, 2017 

2P-4P

Please call for reservations and seating

 
 

 

 

Join us Saturday July 29th for a tea in remembrance of the Colonel and in celebration of the dog days of summer!
Delicacies from our kitchen and our high school culinary students are on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. Please call or text and reserve your spot with Keith (704)682-7508 by Friday, July 28. Reservations are required.
You may pay at the door the day of the tea: Adults $15
Children (8-12) $7 Children under age 7 free.

We will also offer a raffle of some delicious seasonal cakes. We will be offering 2 batches of lemon squares. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The lemon squares will be ready to go home with the lucky winners the day of the tea!

 

 

 

 


 

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater/The Historic Sharpe House

Friday, June 23 at 6 PM - 10 PM

Charlotte Murder Mystery Dinner Theater comes to Statesville to present "DEATH AHOY" in conjunction with The Historic Sharpe House on
Friday June 23, 2017.

 

 

DEATH AHOY:
Cruise Director Sunny Sails knew a lot about the passengers. When she was found murdered, who could guess what scandals died with her? Cruise Director Sunny Sails had her own way of handling the passengers on the good ship Legendary Carnival. Yet, the more that was discovered about the death, the more apparent it became that Sails met her demise in an untimely fashion. Become an Investigator and help the Detective figure out "WHODUNIT!"
Set in the 1920's we meet and greet at the Historic Sharpe House, and then cross the street to board the Leg
endary Carnival docked at the Civic Center Harbor.

Dinner will feature your choice of Crab Stuffed Flounder or Prime Rib, with delicious sides, and will be provided by Bistro Catering and Events of Concord.
There will be 5 courses including the above choice of entrees, appetizer, entremet, salad, entree and dessert. Wines for each course will be served as well, with a red being served with the beef. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Champagne or sparkling grape juice will accompany dessert. Cost is $90 per person for the dinner and show.
Please make your choice of entree when calling Keith for reservations.
Reservations must be made by Wednesday June 21 at 5:00 P.M.



This event will be a fundraiser for The Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation.

Call Keith at 704-682-7508 to make your reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Celebrating America - Tea at Two

Saturday, June 24 at 2 PM - 4 PM
 
Join us Saturday June 24th for a tea in remembrance of the Colonel and in celebration of the United States of America!
Delicacies from our kitchen and our high school culinary students are on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. Please call or text and reserve your spot with Keith (704)682-7508 by Friday, June 23. Reservations are required.
You may pay at the door the day of the tea: Adults $15
Children (8-12) $7 Children under age 7 free.

We will also offer a raffle of some delicious seasonal cakes. We will be offering 2 strawberry lemonade cakes, which consist of
strawberry layer cakes with strawberry jam between layers and iced with a lemon cream cheese icing. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The cakes will be ready to go home with the lucky winners the day of the tea!
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Call 704-682-7508 for Reservations

Tea at Two, Celebrating Education

Join us May 27, 2017 for a tea in celebration and in honor of the end of another school year, the accomplishments of the graduates and all students, and the hard work and dedication provided by all teachers!
Education was very important to two of the Colonel's granddaughters and we would like to remember the Nooe sisters: Sarah and Katherine, as well as the Colonel.
Delicacies from our kitchen and our high school culinary students are on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. Please call or text and reserve your spot with Keith (704)682-7508 by Friday, May 26. Reservations are required.
You may pay at the door the day of the tea: Adults $15
Children (8-12) $7 Children under age 7 free.

There will be a raffle for 2 Fresh Apple cakes with caramel drizzle and will be ready to take home the day of the tea. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. There will be a drawing at 3:00 and a drawing at 4:00, You do not have to be present to win. The winners will be contacted by phone after the tea if not in attendance.

 

 

 


Mother's Day Tea

                               Saturday, April 29 at 2 PM - 4 PM
 
Please call Keith at 704-682-7508 for reservations.
 

Join us April 29, 2017 for a tea in celebration and in honor of our mothers! Delicacies from our kitchen and our high school culinary students are on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. The theme for each tea is always, for the upcoming holiday. Please call or text and reserve your spot with Keith (704)682-7508 by Friday, April 28. Reservations will be on a first come first served basis with seatings beginning at 2:00 and continuing every 30 minutes until 5:00.
You may pay at the door the day of the tea: Adults $15 Children (8-12) $7 with children under age 7 free.

There will be a raffle for 3 lemon glazed pound cakes. In addition, Four Seasons Florist will be providing a specially designed gift basket for Mother's Day as a grand prize. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. There will be a drawing at 3:00, a drawing at 4:00, and a drawing at 5:00. You do not have to be present to win. The winners will be contacted by phone after the tea. Cakes will be ready for pickup Mother's Day weekend.

 

 


 

 

Easter Tea at Two and Egg Hunt

Saturday at 2 PM - 4 PM

 

Join us the last Saturday in March 2017 for a tea in celebration of the Colonel. Delicacies from our kitchen and our high school culinary students are on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. The theme for our tea this month will be Easter. In addition we will be hosting an Easter egg hunt. The egg hunt will be free for children ages 2 to 9 with a paying adult. Please call or text and reserve your spot with Keith (704)682-7508 by Friday, March 24.
You may pay at the door the day of the tea: Adults $15 Children (8-12) $7 with children under age 7 free.

 



There will be a raffle for 2 cakes for Easter as well -
Crowning Event's famous coconut cake! Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. There will be a drawing at 3:00 and a drawing at 4:00 and you do not have to be present to win. The winners will be contacted by phone after the tea. Cakes will be ready for pickup on Friday April 14.

RAFFLE GRAND PRIZE!! FROM RHONDA FISHER AND FOUR SEASONS FLORIST

 

Easter Basket made especially for the Sharpe House... includes our favorite Lop Eared stuffed Bunny, 8.7 oz. Sweet Grass Lapin Soap, Garden Bunny Soap Dish, and Garden Bunny Hostess Napkins. A $40.00 value, compliments of Four Seasons Florist and Gift Shop.

 
"I'd like to run like a rabbit in hops
With occasional intermediate stops
He is so cut when he lifts his ears
And looks around to see what he hears"
 
         -Victorian Rhyme
 

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Four Seasons Florist & Gift Shop
411 North Center Street
 
 

Happy Birthday Colonel!  Tea at Two

A Tea to celebrate Colonel Sharpe's 187th birthday

with a little Scotch Irish flair!

Saturday February 25, 2017  2pm-4pm

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Join us the last Saturday of February for a tea in celebration of Colonel Silas Alexander Sharpe's 187th birthday, as well as his Scotch Irish ancestry. Delicacies from our kitchen and our high school culinary students are on our menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. Please call or text to reserve your spot with Keith (704)682-7508 by Friday, February 24.
You may pay at the door the day of the tea: Adults $15 Children (8-12) $7 with children under age 7 free.

Crowning Events will provide 2 old fashioned vanilla pound cakes complete with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, and sugared strawberries that will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5 and the drawing will be held the day of the tea. The cakes will be ready for the winners to take home this same day.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Valentine's Tea

Saturday, 28 January 2017 2-4pm

Remembering The Colonel and Sarah Jane

Join us the last Saturday of January for a tea in celebration of the Colonel and Sarah Jane and the 150th anniversary of his appointment as Statesville's first mayor and she as First Lady of our town! Delicacies from our kitchen and our high school culinary students are on menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. The theme for our first tea of 2017 will be love as we look to celebrate Valentine's Day. Please call and reserve your spot with Keith (704)682-7508 by Friday, January 27.
You may pay at the door the day of the tea: Adults $15 Children (8-12) $7 with children under age 7 free.

 

There will be a raffle for 2 cakes for Valentine's Day as well!

Crowning Event's famous Chocolate Raspberry Royal!! A 6 layer devils food torte filled with alternating layers of chocolate ganache and raspberry perserves. All frosted with a double fudge icing, a puddle of raspberry perserves on top and garnished with chocolate shavings!!  Tickets are $1 each and the drawing will be at 4PM!

 


 

 

Happy New Year Tea - Saturday December 31, 2016 at 2PM

Please call for reservations 704-682-7508 by Friday December 30th
Join us the last Saturday of each month during 2016 for a tea in celebration of the sesquicentennial of The House! Delicacies from our kitchen and local eateries on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea, as the theme will also be the upcoming holiday or special occasion! 2016, a year of celebration!
This month we celebrate the dawning of a new year 2017 and future House events!

Tickets at the door, price for this tea, is $15 per adult; $7 children ages 8 to 12.
Children ages 7 and under are free.
Proceeds to benefit the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation!
Please call for Reservations. 704-682-7508 by the 30th.

 

 


 

Annual Holiday Open House - Our 150th Christmas, A Golden Jubilee

 

Join us from 5:30 to 9 on the evening of Friday December 2nd, 2016 as we celebrate the house's 150th Christmas. Festive holiday goodies and hot apple cider, seasonal music by the Kincaids and family as well as traditional carols played by Jane Pardue on the house's organ. Help us unwrap Statesville's newest gift as we debut the new addition called The Pasture House. We join City Hal in celebrating the holiday season as our staffs have worked together to decorate and provide a fun filled holiday evening combined with the Downtown Shop and Stroll. Open to the public, non-perishable food donations to the Fifth Street Ministries are appreciated.

 

 


Yuletide Tea at Two

Please call for reservations 704-682-7508 by Friday November 25th.
Join us the last Saturday of each month during 2016 for a tea in celebration of the sesquicentennial of The House! Delicacies from our kitchen and local eateries on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea, as the theme will also be the upcoming holiday or special occasion! 2016, a year of celebration!

Tickets at the door, price for this tea, is $15 per adult; $7 children ages 8 to 12.
Children ages 7 and under are free.
Proceeds to benefit the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation!
Please call for Reservations. 704-682-7508 by the 25th.


 

Halloween Tea at Two

Please call for reservations 704-682-7508 by Friday October 28th.
Join us the last Saturday of each month during 2016 for a tea in celebration of the sesquicentennial of The House! Delicacies from our kitchen and local eateries on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea, as the theme will also be the upcoming holiday or special occasion! 2016, a year of celebration!
This month we celebrate Halloween! Join us with your spooky inner self, in costume or out!

Tickets at the door, price for this tea, is $15 per adult; $7 children ages 8 to 12.
Children ages 7 and under are free.
Proceeds to benefit the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation!
Please call for Reservations. 704-682-7508 by the 28th.

 

 

 

 

 


 September Tea At Two: Harvest Time!

 

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Please call for reservations 704-682-7508 by Friday September 23rd..
Join us the last Saturday of each month during 2016 for a tea in celebration of the sesquicentennial of The House! Delicacies from our kitchen and local eateries on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea, as the theme will also be the upcoming holiday or special occasion! 2016, a year of celebration!
This month we celebrate the season of fall and harvest.

Tickets at the door, price for this tea, is $15 per adult; $7 children ages 8 to 12.
Children ages 7 and under are free.
Proceeds to benefit the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation!
Please call for Reservations. 704-682-7508 by the 23rd..



Tea at Two, Back to School  August 26th

Details

 

Please call for reservations 704-682-7508 by Friday August 26th.
Join us the last Saturday of each month during 2016 for a tea in celebration of the sesquicentennial of The House! Delicacies from our kitchen and local eateries on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea, as the theme will also be the upcoming holiday or special occasion! 2016, a year of celebration!
This month we celebrate our students and teachers going back to school!

Tickets at the door, price for this tea, is $15 per adult; $7 children ages 8 to 12.
Children ages 7 and under are free.
Proceeds to benefit the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation!
Please call for Reservations. 704-682-7508 by the 26th.



 

 

 

 

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Join us for the 3rd Annual Teal Magnolias Social! Enjoy wonderful food, great friends, and help raise money for our scholarship fund which has already provided $3000 in scholarships to local high school seniors affected by cancer. You won't want to miss this event!
Tickets are available online at Event Brite, order early for discounts! Beth Troutman, evening news anchor is our emcee for the evening!

 


 

 

Saturday October 1, 2016  6PM

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Charlotte Murder Mystery Dinner Theater comes to Statesville to present "Evil on the Beach" in conjunction with The Historic Sharpe House. Saturday October 1, 2016 The Sharpe House becomes a 1920s Florida beach resort.

--- It is November 12, 1928 - Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the War to end all Wars. Last night, a celebration had occurred. Comrades in arms, wounded in the service of their nations during that Great War, toasted their reunion at a Victorian Inn on the Gulf of Mexico. But, this morning, a body was discovered face down on the beach behind the Sea Breeze. It was another guest at the inn. Only through careful questioning and precise logic... would motive and murderer emerge. And, YOU get to help the Detective figure out "Whodunit."---

Guests will meet at The Historic Sharpe House aka The Sea Breeze Inn for cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. Dinner will be provided by Gluttons Restaurant and Bar and served next door at The Statesville Civic Center (The Sea Breeze ballroom).
Tickets are $80.00 per person which includes a four course dinner, appetizer of shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, entree of steak Delmonico, and a roaring twenties dessert.
This event will be a fundraiser for The Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation.
Call Keith at 704-682-7508

 



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A Farewell to Downton Dinner

 Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Please join us for a formal dinner party to mark the end of the PBS award winning drama. 

The evening begins with the Amuse Bouche at the Sharpe House and continues next door in the Civic Center's dining room. The formal six-course dinner, prepared by Gluttons Restaurant, gets under way at 6:15. 

Tickets are $100 per person and available through the Historic Sharpe House at 704-682-7508.Limited seating is available. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 1.  

Proceeds benefit WTVI PBS Charlotte and the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation located at 402 South Center St. Statesville.

 

The Amuse

-Crunchy Fig and Bleu Cheese Tarts
-Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates
-Boursin Stuffed Tomatoes

First Course: The Appetizer

-Laurie Patmore’s Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Second Course: The Entremets

-Mr. Karson’s Cider Beetroot Sorbet

Third Course: The Entrée

-Classic Beef Wellington
-Baked Cream Turnip
-Sugar Dill Glazed Carrots
-Gluttons Yeast Roll

Fourth Course: Salad

-Spinach and Feta Salad with fresh Beetroot and Pears

Fifth Course: Dessert and Coffee

-Downton Abbey Honey Cake

Sixth Course: Fruits, Nuts and Cheese

-Artisan Cheeses Grapes and Walnuts

 


             TEA AT TWO!!                          

  MONTHLY TEA PARTY TO CELEBRATE

                 THE HOLIDAYS AND THE SESQICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOUSE

Please join us the last Saturday of each month as we host a drop in tea party between the hours of 2 and 4  in the afternoon.

Homemade delicacies with the theme of the upcoming holiday are on the menu as well as a hot cup or two of freshly brewed black loose leaf tea! Foods from our local area and sometimes prepared by our local high school culinary students!

Tickets are $15 per person, $7 for children ages 6-12.

January 30th Valentine's Tea

February 27th St. Patrick's Day and Our Irish Sharpe Heritage

March 26th Easter complete with an Easter Egg Hunt for the Children!

April 30 Cherishing Mother

May 28 Bring Your Dad!

June 25 Celebrating Independence

July 30 NO TEA, Garden Party August 6

August 27 Back to School

September 24 Harvest Time

October 29 Happy Halloween

November 26  Yuletide Tea

December 31 Happy New Year

Proceeds go to the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation, thank you for your support!

 


 


 

HALLOWEEN NIGHT OCTOBER 31, 2015

Reader's Theater and Appetizers!!

Join us for an evening of entertainment and tasty holiday treats at The Historic Sharpe House. Some say the very place is haunted, by who we are not certain... Emmaline, a saddened young lady after losing her family to sickness, Aunt Izzy, the slave cook who stayed after the Civil War to take care of her "family", even to this day, or is it the colonel himself?

Appetizers and libations for all who care to sample, and selected readings around the Dogwood out back in A Reader's Theater directed by Jennifer Grant. Afterwards stroll through downtown and have dinner at The 220 Cafe! The All Hallows Eve Celebration begins at 6. Cost $10 per person.


CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE TBA

We'll have a Holly Jolly Christmas at The Historic Sharpe House as the Holiday Open House returns this year!! Stop in and enjoy the sights, smells, sounds and taste the flavors of our Holiday Season! Admission is free, contributions to the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation are appreciated! Check back soon for the date and even more details!!

 


Gilded Age Garden Party
Saturday August 16 7-10 PM

During the Gilded Age of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras entertaining was a must. Join us at the Historic Sharpe House on the evening of August 16th between 7 and 10 as we relive the Garden Party experience. During the past year a lot of changes have occurred with improvements to create a better venue for the area for all types of events. The new picket fence, based on the original that stood in front of the house, and the flower beds along it will be celebrated as the outside of the estate is being used more.

Area caterers and restaurants will provide hors d' oeuvres from their best menus, the House will provide its signature Lemonade Punch, along with other wonderful items. Games and activities will fill the side and West lawns as entertainment fills the air with sounds of our favorite brass quintet Five til Five and also the vocals of Karla and Stewart Kincaid. 

Fans of the PBS series Downton Abbey will enjoy and remember scenes from the series as we once again bring to life the traditions and style of that time in our history. Big Hats and period costumes will be seen and encouraged if you plan to visit. There is no admission and brides are encouraged to attend.

For more details contact Site Manager Keith "Mr. Karson" Rhyne at 704-682-7508.

 

An Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Historic Sharpe House 
December 6, 2013

The Spirit of Christmas Past comes to life again at the Historic Sharpe House. Join us for a Special Holiday Open House Friday, December 6

(4 - 9 p.m.), an evening that will fill your senses with the sights, sounds and tastes of the season. Our opening event is being held as part of Statesville's annual Downtown Holiday Shop & Stroll.

Talented elves and beautiful merchandise of GG's Art Frames and Gifts together will create the magic of the season on this grand old house to set the perfect stage with delightful decorations both inside and out. Elegantly costumed Victorian ladies and gents will greet and chat with guests.

Live musical performances throughout the evening will lighten your mood and put a smile on the face of even the toughest Scrooge. The very popular quintet "Five 'til Five" will fill the house with a blend of holiday, classical and even a touch of jazz music at 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.

This year we will tempt you with samplings from the Sharpe House Tea Menu and Catering menus. Hot apple Cider and delicious foods from GG's!

 


The Sharpe House
402 South Center Street
Statesville, NC  28677

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