Second Sunday at the Historic Snuggs House and our Historic Walking Tour - Sunday, September 12, 2021

Click on the EVENT REGISTRATION tab above to register
for the Rides on the Amaz'N Blaz'N Fire Truck
{No preregistration required if you plan to walk.}
We hope you will join us! 


The Battle of Swift Island Bridge (Bomb Dedication & Presentation) - July 29, 2021

Online version of this presentation now available at
Bomb retrieved near Swift Island Bridge
and now at Stanly County History Center
Roger Martin, Sculptor Artist presents
the Bomb as Street Art in downtown Albemarle
Kent Harkey, President of the Stanly County Historical Society
Dedication of the Bomb

Pictures courtesy of Roger Eudy

Jean Laffite Revealed - Saturday, April 10, 2021

Beth Yarbrough (Speaker), Kent Harkey (Historical Society President),
Susan Taylor (Education Committee Chair)
Jim Sawyer, Kent Harkey, Ruth Cotton, Dr. Steve Seltzer, Pat Bramlett
Kathy Odell, Juanita Kruse, Elaine Ingold,
Edna Harkey (Historical Society Display)
Todd Furr, Kent & Edna Harkey
Speakers – Dr. Ashley Oliphant & Beth Yarbrough
Dr. Ashley Oliphant, Beth Yarbrough,
Mr.& Mrs. Douglas Craig – (Lincolnton Connections)
Discussing Jean Laffite - Beth Yarbrough, Dr. Ashley Oliphant,
Joyce Lambert (Historical Society Treasurer)
Purchasing books – Ruth Cotton, Dr. Steve Seltzer,
Dr. Ashley Oliphant, Beth Yarbrough
Purchasing books – Edna & Kent Harkey, Dr. Ashley Oliphant,
Beth Yarbrough, Todd Furr

Pictures courtesy of Andy Cotton

Rosenwald Schools presented by Walter Davis Jr.

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

Historic Snuggs House - Holiday OPEN HOUSE EVENT - December 19 and 20

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!

Snuggs House - Christmas 2020

(A new video will be added here each day this week!)


Click on the flyer below to watch as David Grigg interviews
former Stanly County Sheriff Ralph McSwain.


Click on the flyer below to watch as Dr. Eric Johnsen interviews
United States Air Force nurse Kay Snuggs. 

Pops on the Porch - Saturday, October 24, 2020

We hope you enjoyed "Pops on the Porch!" Stay tuned for information about upcoming events.  


ONLINE PRESENTATION - Honoring Coach Toby Webb

We hope you enjoyed this online presentation!
Stay tuned for information about upcoming programs!

ONLINE PRESENTATION: They Did What!?! - Unique Stories of Stanly County

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Stay tuned for information about an upcoming online program!

Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina

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Moonshine and Fast Cars - Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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

Stanly County Amateur Radio Club - Saturday, January 25, 2020

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

2017 Equipment

Radio equipment on display

A very old crystal-controlled transceiver

This is an Icom 7100 - all mode radio (160 meters - 70 cm) with D-Star digital voice capability.
This is the radio of Ray Sipe (KI4UDZ), club president and is shown connected to a
portable battery and solar panel. This radio is primarily used for portable field operations.

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 Table

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