History in the Making

Posts by Matthew Kelly

Closing for MLK Day

Closing for MLK Day
The Stanly County Public Library and History center will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the 18th. We will reopen on the 19th.

Genealogy Tools and Resources –...

Genealogy Tools and Resources – A Video Series from the Historical and Genealogical Societies
Are you interested in learning more about your ancestors? Join genealogist Wanda Gantt as she shares “Genealogy Tools and Resources at the Margaret Johnson Heritage Room of the Stanly County History Center”, a four-part video series. For more information and the videos, please visit: http://historicstanly.org/ Health and s [...]

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

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 [...]