The Anson County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing educational, cultural, and recreational benefits for the citizens of Anson County and anyone interested in Anson's rich history. It is dedicated to preserving the artifacts and structures of our past so we can present them in an educational environment for everyone to enjoy.
THIS QUARTER AT THE SOCIETY
The Wadesboro Garden Club decided not to decorate the Boggan-Hammond and Alexander Little houses as they so beautifully did for Christmas 2011. They are going to put up wreaths and other exterior decorations. Poinsettias will be placed throughout the historical houses and in the Society's office.
The Annual Meeting of the Anson County Historical Society was held at The Leavitt House on November 1. There was good attendance. Principal Chris Stinson and two students, Javante McBride and Alexis Gainey from Anson New Tech High presented an excellent program revealing some ideas that may help the Society.
Earlier this year, the Ola Kala Garden Club disbanded. It contributed its remaining funds to the Society with a request that a stove be purchased for the Leavitt House kitchen. That request was honored and the stove was used for the first time preparing the meal for our annual meeting. We thank the Club's members for this needed addition.
The Society has recently received two collections of memorabilia that will add greatly to our museums.
First, P. Allen Gray, Jr. of Wilmington, NC, son of Reynolds Gray, brought us many of his mother's items which include several of her nurse's hats, her nurse's apron, and an assortment of medical text books. These items were obtained over Reynolds' long career as a nurse in AnsonCounty. She died in June 2011. These items will be placed in the Ashe-CovingtonMedicalMuseum.
A second gift collection was received from Betsy Liles Gant of Burlington. Consisting of her Father's World War One (WWI) uniform and other Army issued equipment, this collection will be place in a new exhibit housed in The Leavitt House. (Please read separate article concerning this collection and exhibit.)
After a very busy fall when there was little time to do outside activities, our office hours will change for the month of December. The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday each week. This will give B. J. and me time to get some Christmas chores completed.
As I always say, another year has passed. Christmas is near, New Year's not far away. Enjoy.
Happy holidays from B. J. & John
Anson County Historical Society 206 East Wade St. Wadesboro, NC 28170
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. Other Times by Appointment
Museums by Appointment Phone: 704-694-6694 Fax: 704-694-3763
"A small amount for Preserving our Heritage and Histioric assets. We are working for the benefit of future generations."