This ornament commemorates Davie County High School, the sole traditional high school in the Davie County system for 61 years. Established in 1956, DCHS has been home to many generations of students and was the educational foundation for much success throughout our community and beyond. The walls of this school hold many stories and memories and we are grateful to be a part of its history. This ornament, in celebration of our original county-wide high school, serves as a perfect reminder of that legacy as we transition to a bright and exciting future at the new high school.
Ornaments may be purchased for $8.00 at Bank of the Ozarks, BB&T, Foster Drug Co., Daniel Furniture, Mocksville Town Hall, and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Checks are accepted and should be made out to Town of Mocksville.
The “War Eagles Christmas” ornament is the 27th in a series of annual ornaments commemorating a landmark, a tradition, or a memory of Davie County. The series began in 1991 with a glass ball ornament depicting the Davie County Courthouse. Local artists created each of the designs and also sold prints. The 2012 Celebration of Trees ornament marked the transition from glass to pewter.
27 Years of Davie County Historic Christmas Ornaments
1991 Davie County Courthouse
1992 Old Davie County Jail
1993 60th Anniversary Downtown Oaks
1994 Old Davie County Courthouse 1837-1922 SOLD OUT
1995 Old Log Cabin SOLD OUT
1996 Main Street SOLD OUT
1997 Old Bank of Davie
1998 Cherry Hill Church
1999 Cooleemee Plantation
2000 Everest Building
2001 J.P. Green Milling
2002 First Presbyterian Church
2003 First Methodist Church
2004 Center Arbor – 1876
2005 Junkers Mill
2006 Advance Methodist Church
2007 Fork Baptist Church
2008 Mocksville High School SOLD OUT
2009 Martin Brothers SOLD OUT
2010 Millers …NOTE ONLY 2 LEFT
2011 Daniel Furniture
2012 Celebration of Trees SOLD OUT
2013 Let It Snow SOLD OUT
2015 Tractor SOLD OUT
2016 Fire Truck
2017 Old Davie High School War Eagle commemorative
These ornaments from previous years will be available after Thanksgiving at Town Hall for $9.00.
The 2017 ornament was designed and dated by House of Morgan Pewter, owned and operated by Kent and Martha Morgan of Mount Airy, NC, whose pewter ornaments are featured and for purchase from Our State Magazine ©.
House of Morgan Pewter
The Morgan’s interest in pewter occurred after watching craftsmen working in pewter during a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in 1978. They returned home and did quite a bit of research and then tried casting small pewter objects. They are entirely self-taught, with trial and error being their primary teacher. For the first 17 years, this was a part-time venture. In 1997, Kent resigned his job in accounting from a textile company. Martha retired from teaching English at Mount Airy High School in 2000. They both now work with pewter full time and have exposure throughout the Southeast. Our State Magazine features their pewter ornaments and some jewelry pieces.
The craft of casting pewter has been around for over 2,000 years. This art reached its pinnacle in Europe in the eighteenth century. The House of Morgan continues this tradition by employing the finest craftsmen in Europe and the United States to carve original designs for its detailed Christmas ornaments. Using these designs with old world distinction, the House of Morgan casts each ornament by hand, maintaining old world tradition and maximizing the detail, quality, and beauty of hand cast pewter.