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First Peoples Exhibit Photos

First Peoples Exhibit Photos
The First Peoples of Stanly County Saturday, May 2nd — Saturday, August 29th Objects, Artifacts, & Photos from Morrow Mountain State Park The Oakboro Regional History Museum Pfeiffer University Library The Rankin Museum of American Heritage Matt Steed (Seven Gables Furniture & Design)

Stanly County Postcards

Stanly County Postcards
These postcards from Stanly County were recently scanned from Lewis Bramlett’s collection.  Eventually they will be added to the museum’s online database.

William Henry Wall

William Henry Wall
William Henry Wall Posted: Monday, August 6, 2007 9:10 am By Carrie Crespo, Staff Writer In a time of segregation, there were many silent role models in Stanly County. One such unsung role model was William Henry Wall, a black man who served as a brick mason and was active in his church and his community. Described as looking stern with a so [...]

Morrow Mountain State Park – 19...

Morrow Mountain State Park Opening Parade 1939 The following images come from the State Archives flickr site. “Pictorial Review of North Carolina State Parks 1942” From the records of the North Carolina Conservation and Development Department, Division of State Parks, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC. 1979 Morrow Mo [...]

Barringer Gold Mine

Barringer Gold Mine
A few miles from the Reed Gold mine – believed to be the site of the first documented gold find in the United States (circa 1799) – and four miles from Gold Hill is the Barringer Gold Mine in Stanly County.  Formerly one of the most important gold mines in 1800s North Carolina, the Barringer Gold Mine is remembered now mostly for being the fi [...]

Rosenwald School Exhibit Visitors

Rosenwald School Exhibit Visitors
Rosenwald School Videos and SlideshowsRosenwald Schools of Stanly County DisplayRosenwald Schools of Stanly County DisplayRosenwald Era Desk and BookVisitors in the Children’s CornerBrowsing MaterialsComments Board and Guest BookE. E. Waddell Center Senior’s GroupE. E. Waddell Center Senior’s GroupE. E. Waddell Center Senior [...]

Rosenwald Schools – Videos

Rosenwald Schools – Videos
Rosenwald Schools   Woodlawn School ninth graders Quinn Schneider and Jake Johnson won first place in the state-level National History Day Competition in May for this documentary on the Rosenwald Schools, a group of more than 5,000 schools for African-Americans funded by Sears & Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald in the early 20th [...]

Books @ the Library on the Rosenwald ...

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 [...]

Kingville Community – William H...

Kingville Community – William Henry Wall
William Henry Wall Posted: Monday, August 6, 2007 9:10 am By Carrie Crespo, Staff Writer In a time of segregation, there were many silent role models in Stanly County. One such unsung role model was William Henry Wall, a black man who served as a brick mason and was active in his church and his community. Described as looking stern with a so [...]

Norwood Colored High School

Norwood Colored High School
Information will be added to this page. We do not have a photo of the original Rosenwald School in Norwood, but we do have a photo of the teacher’s home. Norwood Teacher’s Home Here is a photo of the Norwood Black School in 1917 (pre-Rosenwald).  Principal Professor H. S. Sellers is seated front right.  Classes were held in Bennet [...]

2017 Program Schedule

Stanly County Historical Society, Flyer for 2017 Programs

2017 Program Schedule