The Snow Camp Historical Drama Society was organized in 1971 to promote the rich heritage of the Quakers in the Snow Camp, North Carolina area. It was determined that an outdoor drama would best convey this heritage. Playwright William Hardy was commissioned to write a drama about the early Quakers. In three short years, The Sword of Peace was staged in the amphitheater built on the banks of Cane Creek. Mark Sumner's Pathway To Freedom with music by Ann Hunt Smith opened in 1994. The play tells of events and the people involved in the secret transfer of escaped slaves to Indiana, Ohio and beyond during the 1840's and 1850's. The Drama Society has seen and met other theatrical interests of the area with the introduction of Children's Theatre, Broadway Musicals and Youth Drama Camp. The Society also maintains a historical site including restored log buildings, museums and old Quaker meeting houses.
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