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Creating the First Peoples of Stanly ...

Creating the First Peoples of Stanly County Exhibit
When initially planning the exhibit on the history of Stanly County’s earliest settlers, I intended to create a collaborative exhibit with different institutions in the area. After making initial contact with the other institutions, including Morrow Mountain State Park, Oakboro Museum, Rankin Museum, Pfeiffer University, and Matt Steed of Sev [...]

Event: The First Peoples of Morrow Mo...

Oil Painting of the Archaic Period from the Southeastern Archeological Center
  Saturday, May 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Morrow Mountain State Park’s Office The Uwharrie Mountains and Yadkin/Pee Dee River System have attracted people to settle here for thousands of years. This area has been referred to as “North Carolina’s Cradle of Civilization” because of its many pre-historic archaeological sit [...]

THEY DID WHAT?! Interesting People wi...

THEY DID WHAT?! Interesting People with Stanly County Connections
The Stanly County Historical Society and Stanly County Museum will present an unusual program entitled “THEY DID WHAT?! Interesting People with Stanly County Connections.” The speaker, Lewis Bramlett, will discuss a variety of people with Stanly County connections who have made important contributions, led unusual lives, or were [...]

DigitalNC: The Dr. Francis Joseph Kro...

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DigitalNC recently digitized a number of documents from Stanly County Museum’s collection that pertain to former slaves of Dr. Kron’s daughters.  See the announcement in DigitalNC’s blog. Other recently digitized content include two Kingville High School Yearbooks (1956 and 1957) and a ledger from the Wall Brothers (1908-1925) tha [...]

Rescheduled: Local Movies with James ...

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Rescheduled: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

2015 Stanly County Heritage Workshop

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:00-3:00 Information about the sessions: 2015 Heritage Workshop

Video Reload: Parting the Waters: The...

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If you missed the original presentation, you can now view it online through the Stanly County Museum’s YouTube channel. Stanly County Historical Society & Museum Present: Parting the Waters: The Integration of Morrow Mountain Pool August 28, 2014 Ben Jolly, Speaker

Rosenwald School Exhibit

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The opening of the Rosenwald School Exhibit at the Stanly County museum embodied the goals set forth by Jewish philanthropist Julius Rosenwald nearly one hundred years ago. Rosenwald set up his fund as a way to improve the education amongst the black citizenry, and another goal of this effort along with Booker T. Washington was to increase en [...]

Books @ the Library on the Rosenwald ...

You Need a Schoolhouse
The Stanly County Public Library recently purchased eight books that relate to the museum’s Rosenwald School exhibit.  Six books are aimed at adults and two books are for children. The books are on display at the main branch and will be available for circulation beginning January 26th. The titles are listed below: Ascoli, Peter Max. Jul [...]

Rosenwald Schools!!!

Rosenwald Schools of Stanly County Display
Hello World, I have been working at the museum as you know and yesterday was the wonderful and educational opening of the brand new exhibit for the Rosenwald schools throughout the county, state, and southeast. I have been helping out around the museum trying to get this exhibit set up and after going in yesterday for the opening, I must say, [...]

2015 Program Schedule

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