History in the Making

Posts by Matthew Kelly

Updated, 3/23: Coronavirus Statement

The Stanly County Library and History Center will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 25th, 2020.

Famous and Infamous Women of North Ca...

Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina – a Historical Society Program
The Stanly County Historical Society will be hosting a presentation by storyteller Randell Jones, editor of “Scoundrels, Rogues, and Heroes of the Old North State” by Dr. H.G. Jones. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 31st, at 6:30 PM at the First Baptist Church on 202 North 2nd Street in Albemarle, North Carolina. This [...]

2020 Historical Society Event Schedul...

2020 Historical Society Event Schedule
The 2020 Historical Society Event Schedule has been posted and is full of great opportunities to learn more about local history. Please consider coming to one of the events.

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 [...]