History in the Making

Posts by Matthew Kelly

Arlington at Rest – A Historica...

Arlington at Rest – A Historical Society Program
Nestled upon the heights along the Potomac River, Arlington House serves as a sentinel over our Nation’s Capital. Established as a residential shrine to the Father of our Country, George Washington, Arlington was an estate destined to become Arlington National Cemetery. Learn more of the history and transformation of this lovely Vi [...]

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 [...]