History in the Making

Posts by Matthew Kelly

Closing for Easter Holiday

Closing for Easter Holiday
The Stanly County Public Library and History Center will be closed on April 2nd for Good Friday, reopening on Monday April the 5th.

Sixty Years of Peace Corps – A ...

Sixty Years of Peace Corps – A Historical Society Video Interview
The Peace Corps will celebrate its 60th anniversary, beginning in March 1961 and going through March 2021. The Stanly County Historical Society has provided a free video of Darrell Almond, the longtime mayor of Norwood, interviewing Norwood native Les Young who volunteered in the Peace Corps in Ecuador from 1963-1965. To watch this fr [...]

Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One...

Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries – a Historical Society Program
The Stanly County Historical Society and Albemarle Parks & Recreation Department to present: “Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries”. The presentation and book signing will be by Dr. Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough. This new book by Dr. Ashley Oliphant, professor at P [...]

Check Out Our Virtual Exhibit!

Check Out Our Virtual Exhibit!
Check out the virtual exhibit of our collection, Stanly County: “The Land Between the Rivers”, below! In our latest virtual exhibit, we examine how the people of Stanly County have helped mold and define the cultural landscape of this county for more than 10,000 years.  With so many different cultures and catalysts creating history in this “l [...]

We need your assistance, please!

We need your assistance, please!
To comply with Executive Order 180, we are asking patrons to please wear a face-covering to cover your mouth and nose during your visit to the Library/History Center. We can all do our part to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 and we appreciate your help with this effort. -SCPL Staff

Stanly County Ghost Project

Stanly County Ghost Project
Check out the links below or in this post! Stanly County Ghost Project – Week 1 Stanly County Ghost Project – Week 2 Stanly County Ghost Project – Week 3

They Did What!?! – A Historical...

They Did What!?! – A Historical Society Presentation
Unique Stories of Stanly County by Lewis P. Bramlett Learn the stories behind some of Stanly County’s most fascinating individuals, from a con artist to an “astronaut” to a basketball star, all from the comfort of your home. Available online in two parts at historicstanly.org from August 1 to August 16th.

New Exhibit – Mills of Stanly C...

New Exhibit – Mills of Stanly County
Stanly County Museum’s current exhibit is about the textile mills of Stanly County. Beginning in 1897 when Efird Mills opened their doors, this exhibit follows the rise and fall of the textile mills. Artifacts on display include the steam whistles from Wiscassett Mills, photographs of early 19th century mill worker children, a Wiscassett [...]