History in the Making

Heritage Day 2014 on Morrow Mountain

After a cold and rainy day on Saturday, November 1, the sun came out and provided a cool, crisp fall Sunday for the annual Morrow Mountain Old Fashion Day. Elena Smith, intern, and Joyce Lambert, volunteer, were on hand to represent the Stanly County Museum and Stanly County Historical Society as interpreters at the Kron home site.

On exhibit were artifacts from the Museum’s Kron Collection. Dr. Kron’s survey equipment, mortar and pestle, and chair, were displayed in the Medical Office. Elena was at this site to interpret the office and the many facets of the work Dr. Kron preformed from this structure.

At the Kron home was a display representing the Museum’s collection of original documents. These excerpts told the story of the life of the Kron family from 1834 through 1910. Life on Attaway Hill, the Kron plantation, consisted of Dr. Kron’s medical practice, horticultural and scientific experiments, and home life. Of particular interest were Mrs. Kron’s recipes. The supply of recipe cards for Turnip and Pea Soup and Apple Charlotte were almost depleted. There appears to be a high demand for publishing Mrs. Kron’s Cook Book.

A constant stream of visitors toured the house and office throughout the day. Their interest was varied; however, everyone from the children to older adults, seemed to be amazed to learn of this most unusual family in the Uwharrie Mountains.