Interesting pieces of history are often donated to the museum. This is a excerpt from a 1941 Yearbook that came in recently, and this particular page caught my attention. These quotes are from the graduating seniors of Oakboro School, and its just so interesting looking back in time to see the thoughts of those students during such […] Read more…

The historians at the Museum offer guided tours, call ahead to schedule for groups of 8 or more. It’s a very educational and informative tour, you will come away with a wealth of knowledge about the area. Sure, you can take a walk through yourself but you miss out on the fascinating information offered by the ladies […] Read more…

Can you believe it? It is Stanly County’s 175th Anniversary, wow! Here is the event flyer for this year. Each area in the county is hosting their own event, and our area’s event will be at the Whitley Mill in Red Cross, NC.  There will be another post detailing the event as well as pictures.  Visit: […] Read more…

The Whitley Mill in Red Cross North Carolina was built by Green D Whitley. Whitley was a prosperous and influential member of the community, serving the people as Justice of the Peace for over 10 years. Mr. Whitley expanded his farming business and began operation of the mill in 1854. The mill was built on a 100 […] Read more…

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