Indigenous Peoples Day - Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Stanly County Historical Society will also have available a selfie photo station complete with pumpkins, mums, cornstalks and hay bale set against the backdrop of the Historic Snuggs House. 

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