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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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
Based on a news article from the Charlotte Daily Observer – August 13, 1904:
MEN DIED LIKE RATS IN TRAP
“All the facts attainable in the frightful catastrophe yesterday at the Barringer mine were given out this afternoon. There was a waterspout. Eight men had been at work but a short time when the water rushed into the place at an [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]