Click on the flyer below to watch our latest video about this important part of African American history. Thanks to Walter Davis Jr. and his son Steven Davis for their research and work putting the video together.
The Margaret Johnston Heritage Room at the Stanly County History Center is a wonderful resource for doing family history research. Genealogist Wanda Gantt presents in these videos how to get started on your research and she also shares information about many of the resources available at the History Center. Click on each link below and watch them all! (each video is 10 to 12 minutes)
CLICK HERE to watch all four videos in order
CLICK HERE to download the pedigree chart
The Stanly County Historical Society will be hosting a special Holiday Open House event at the Historic Snuggs House on 112 North Third Street. Stop by to see all of the beautiful decorations
this coming weekend, December 19 and 20, from 3pm to 7pm.
A selection of local history books, that would make wonderful Christmas gifts, will be on sale during the event. All money raised will go to support the Historical Society!
Click on the link below for a preview of the home!
(A new video will be added here each day this week!)
|North Carolina: First in Moonshine|
|Dr. Pierce talks with Barbara Carpenter|
|Dr. Pierce autographs book for Rep. Wayne Sasser|
|Control booth - Lena Olson|
|Daphne Morris with books by Daniel S. Pierce|
|Ken Ringler with books by Daniel S. Pierce|
|Apple Pie Moonshine - Miriam & Robert Cranford and Ruth Cotton|
Pictures by Roger Eudy
Kent Harkey, President Stanly County Historical Society
Ray Sipe, President Stanly County Amateur Radio Club
Pat Bramlett, Chairman of Education Committee Stanly County Historical Society
|PowerPoint presentation by Ray Sipe, Radio Club president|
History of Amateur Radio in Stanly County
|Oldest known Radio Club picture|
|March 18, 1956|
|March 18, 1956 #2|
|K40GB Shack in 1967|
|Radio equipment on display|
|A very old crystal-controlled transceiver|
|On the left is a dual band (2 meter and 70 cm)
handheld radio (HT or walkie-talkie).|
On the right is an older but still operational HF radio (160 m - 10 m).
|James Jarrett (KK4ZAL)|
|Steve Barker (WB4TSN)|
|Display – Larry Almond (K4MGA)|
|Cranford Family served refreshments|
(Robert, RJ, Michelle, CiCi, Miriam)
|Dr. Keith Andrew, ARRL Emergency Coordinator,|
setting up a mobile, multiband 20-foot vertical antenna.
William Thomas (KI4JDA) from Oakboro with Joan Eudy
Stanly County Amateur Radio Club K40GB Logo
Pictures by Roger Eudy and Richard Cosgrove
|Steven Campbell – Speaker|
|Venue – Second Street Presbyterian Church|
|Mary Anne Randolph Custis Lee|
|Robert Edward Lee|
|Attendees – Second Street Presbyterian Church|
|Albemarle Mayor – Ronnie Michael|
|Miriam and Robert Cranford|
|Jim Lisk – Speaker|
Susan & Edgar Marston
Susan is the daughter of Wells Rogers, Plant Superintendent American & Efird
Charles Humphrey – Tech Guy
Kent Harkey – Historical Society President
Michelle Drago & Miriam Cranford
Cotton was the refreshment theme!
History Center Exhibit following the program
Photos courtesy of Roger Eudy