The museum is now open with new health and safety procedures like free timed tickets and required cloth face masks.
The best stories about our town’s history come from the people who’ve lived here. Preserving those memories is part of the museum’s mission, and we are working to create a digital record filled with their voices. Our video library already includes a wide variety of interviews, speeches and events, and we are always looking for new material.
In the first video, you’ll find Ms. Joyce Davis kindly participating in an oral history interview with a third-grade student from Mrs. Hanson’s class at Heritage Elementary School.
The second film follows a group of women from Glen Royal Baptist Church sharing artifacts and memories that harken back to their childhoods in the Mill Village. Look for stories from Sharon Harding Woodlief, Judy Lynam Wish, Donna Lynam, Joyce Davis and Charlotte Cooke.
The last piece mixes location video and an interview with Dr. Enoch Holloway, in which he describes the founding of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in a location that is now an African-American cemetery. This touches on issues of race and religion dating back to the days of slavery.