History in the Making

Posts by Julie Hawks

The Editor and The Dragon

Editor and the Dragon The Editor and The Dragon  The story of a Pulitzer Prize-winning publisher and his reporting on the Ku Klux Klan. On a hot July night in 1950, Horace Carter watched as thirty cars filled with armed, robed, and hooded Ku Klux Klansmen made their way through Tabor City, a small town on the North Carolina-South Carolina bor [...]

Stanly County Museum Internship

Stanly County Museum Internship
Hi, my name is Jacob Wyns and I am interning at the Stanly County Museum! I am a second year graduate history student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, on the exam track. For this blog post I would like to detail a little about myself and my upcoming internship with the museum. I began volunteering and interning at institution [...]

About me

Hello people of all ages and gender, My name is Connie and I work at the museum every Friday, just in case you were wondering why I am on here. I also work at the Albemarle library on Monday and Tuesday of every week. I attend Gray Stone Day School and am taking five classes there, including AP Chemistry, Spanish 2, Modernist Literature, Lead [...]

Rosenwald Schools and Kingville Commu...

The Stanly County Museum, Stanly County Historicial Society, and E. E. Waddell Center proudly present an exhibit and presentation on Rosenwald Schools and the Kingville Community Saturday, January 10, 2015 Julie Hawks (Stanly County Museum) will present a brief history of African American education in the South and the Rosenwald Schools. Bre [...]

Stanly County Scrapbooks, Ledgers, Po...

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center recently digitized a variety of materials from the Stanly County Museum in Albemarle, N.C. Prominent in the materials is information on the Jones family. The  Jones Family Letter Collection was donated to the Stanly County Museum by Janice H. Mitchener. Also new are newspapers from two Albemarle scho [...]

Christmas Open House Photos & Vi...

Christmas Open House Saturday, December 6 from 2-6 Snuggs and Marks Historic Houses Storytelling by Susan Sharples 2-5 Thank you Lydia Morgan and Janice Mitchner for decorating the Snuggs and Marks Houses. Thank you Heather, Elena, Ken, and Stephen for welcoming our guests and giving tours. And a special thank you to Susan Sharples for telli [...]

Morrow Mt./ Kron’s House

Have you ever visualized what your picturesque fall day would look and feel like? Sunday November 2nd felt like my perfect vision had come to full fruition. The weather was a high 53 F* and the wind blew ever so sightly, every two-to-three minutes. That fall, cool, crisp air… there is something placid and fresh, when breathing that fall [...]

A Brand New Website!

Our new website has taken off! The Stanly County Museum has a new website (with the same web address). Upcoming events and news will be announced on these Home page sliders. Please visit us often and watch our resources grow! Special thanks go to Chad Coble in IT for making this site a reality.

Halloween Museum Fun!!

Halloween Museum Fun!!
Just recently, October 27th to be exact, the Stanly County Historical Society and the Stanly County Museum hosted a Historic Ghost Walk, that started at the Central Methodist Church in downtown Albemarle.  The Historic Ghost Walk, was a lot of fun to be a part of!! I thoroughly enjoyed being able to participate, by leading a tour group to eac [...]

A Day in the Life of an Intern……

Hi, my name is Elena Smith and I am an intern at the Stanly County Museum! I am a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and I am a thesis track MA-History student. I hope that this blog will help to paint a vivid picture of what it is like to work in a museum as an intern, and hopefully you might become intereste [...]

2017 Program Schedule

Stanly County Historical Society, Flyer for 2017 Programs

2017 Program Schedule