The First Peoples of Stanly County
Saturday, May 2nd — Saturday, August 29th
Objects, Artifacts, & Photos
Morrow Mountain State Park
The Oakboro Regional History Museum
Pfeiffer University Library
The Rankin Museum of American Heritage
Matt Steed (Seven Gables Furniture & Design)
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
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 [...]
Have you ever visualized what your picturesque fall day would look and feel like? Sunday November 2nd felt like my perfect vision had come to full fruition. The weather was a high 53 F* and the wind blew ever so sightly, every two-to-three minutes. That fall, cool, crisp air… there is something placid and fresh, when breathing that fall [...]
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 [...]
Dr. Francis Joseph Kron—1798 -1883
The home of pioneer physician, Dr. Francis Joseph Kron, sits on a picturesque hillside in Morrow Mountain State Park. The Kron family named their plantation Attaway Hill and referred to it in the manner in all correspondence. Dr. Kron purchased the home site in 1834. The original site contained 234 acres onc [...]
We invite you to discover the rich heritage that is Stanly County, North Carolina.
Stanly County is a crossroads of history. Its people have helped mold and define the cultural landscape of the county, the state, and the nation for more than 10,000 years. Our citizens value their history and have diligently worked together to establish the St [...]