History in the Making

Posts by Matthew Kelly

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem Driving T...

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem Driving Tour!
Our Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem Driving Your is here! Travel to 13 sites throughout the county for some spine tingling and bone chilling excitement! Stops include: the resting place of one of Stanly County’s most horrific murder victims, a large shootout between cops and bootleggers, a haunted house and two bridges, and more! Come [...]

Check Out Our Virtual Exhibit!

Check Out Our Virtual Exhibit!
Check out the virtual exhibit of our collection, “Play Ball! Stanly County Baseball Throughout the Years”, below!

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 [...]