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August Local History & Genealogy Calendar

August is here and the summer will be winding down in a few weeks. Be sure to use those vacation days to talk up family history with your relatives. We have drop-in genealogy help times listed on the calendar and you can always call 336-703-3070 to schedule a genealogy help appointment. Check out the free… Continue reading August Local History & Genealogy Calendar

Genealogy, Local History

Efird’s department store…1912 – 1956…

In 1905 former judge Darius H. Starbuck demolished the 1870s home of Sihon A. Ogburn at the northeast corner of Fourth and Trade Streets and began erecting a two story brick building for Rosenbacher & Brother department store. In mid-August Rosenbacher began moving the stock from their old store on Third Street across from the… Continue reading Efird’s department store…1912 – 1956…

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Happy 4th!

Hard to believe that the 4th of July is upon us. Summer is in full swing and lots of people will be headed out to spend the holiday weekend with family and friends. As you pack the picnic baskets, blankets and sunscreen, perhaps you should throw in a recording device or some good old pen… Continue reading Happy 4th!

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

Downtown church revival, 2019…

Over the years, there have been hundreds of revivals held at dozens of churches around the Twin City. Summer has always been a popular time for such events. This summer is no different, except that at least four downtown churches are holding revivals for their church buildings instead of their congregations. A couple of days… Continue reading Downtown church revival, 2019…