Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History

Longrifles of the Wachovia Tract

C. Michael Briggs is a native and resident of Greensboro, N.C. He is a longtime student of local history and a collector of Piedmont North Carolina decorative arts including North Carolina longrifles and banded powder horns. He has done programs on these subjects for the National Park Service, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts,… Continue reading Longrifles of the Wachovia Tract

Events, Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.

"Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina" Join us for an engaging talk with author, historian, and storyteller Randell Jones. Learn about the fascinating lives of women in North Carolina who dared to live life on their terms. The talk will include special remarks about the subject of our current Women's History Month exhibit, "Lucy… Continue reading Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits, Forsyth County, Genealogy, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

America 250 Celebration

People have been asking why we have a Christmas Tree in our research room. It is not in fact, a Christmas Tree. It is a Patriot Tree 🇺🇸! Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the NSDAR America 250 Patriot Tree The Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution… Continue reading America 250 Celebration

Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

The S.S. Winston-Salem goes to war…

Winston-Salem Journal, December 28, 1919 On December 27, 1919, Dewitt Chatham, a twenty year old resident of Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem raised her arm and said “I dub thee ’The City of Winston-Salem’ and broke a bottle over the bow of a 400 foot, 10,000 ton ship, which then slid down the way into… Continue reading The S.S. Winston-Salem goes to war…

Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

It all began at the Central Library, 660 West Fifth Street…

  At 6:30 PM, Monday, February 26, 1979 a new exhibit opened at the Central Library on West Fifth Street in Winston-Salem. It was created by Vernon Logan, the local leader of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, headed nationally by David Duke. It consisted of documents and artifacts, including hoods and robes, relating… Continue reading It all began at the Central Library, 660 West Fifth Street…

Exhibits, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

Commemorating the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Women's suffrage, the right of women to vote in elections, was a hard-won right by generations of women. In the United States, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress on May 19, 1919, and ratified by states on August 18, 1920, one hundred years ago this year. To commemorate the 100th… Continue reading Commemorating the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Genealogy, Local History, North Carolina History

1918 pandemic was the worst ever…

1918 was not anyone’s favorite year. The “Great War”, later known as World War I, was grinding into its fifth year. The United States had only entered the war the year before, but already American citizens were feeling the strain through reduction in government services, rationing and shortages of many items of everyday life. Locally,… Continue reading 1918 pandemic was the worst ever…

Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History

“Friday Calls”…ignored by local media…

E. Vernon F. Glenn at an autograph party in Jacksonville, FL for his first novel, "Friday Calls". He is a member of the local Glenn family, of Quality Oil Company fame, but the "E. Vernon F." part makes him the namesake of E. Vernon Ferrell, for many years the head of Ferrell Realty and certainly… Continue reading “Friday Calls”…ignored by local media…