EVENTS: China Historical to offer Jones house tours

Old Rufus Jones homestead in South China.

China Historical Society member Jen Jones will be offering a brief tour of her newly-acquired Rufus Jones homestead on Saturday afternoon, August 26. The get-together at the historic location on the Jones Road will begin at around 4:30 p.m. Jen will provide some family history and reflection on her ideas for the property. The inside look will likely be limited to a few rooms but will certainly foster a sense of the age and heritage of the house. Quaker historian Joann Austin and South China Library head Jean Dempster will also be available to provide some more history and information regarding the site’s transition. While weather issues may impact this event, they hope to see any China residents, and neighbors, who are interested in this dynamic piece of our local heritage.


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  1. Elizabeth Jones
    Elizabeth Jones says:

    I am so glad I swept those amazing original hardwood plank floors. I fell in love with the commitment Abel Jones made to creating a lasting landmark. It’s true, they don’t make anything like they used to! Please stare at the floors.


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