December 2012 Vol. II, No. 3
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A quarterly publica;on of the Rockingham County Historical Society Museum & Archives
It’s Time For You To Come Back!
IN THIS ISSUE Feature Article
Sharing Journey Stories
Opportunities to Serve
MARC Welcomes Rockingham County Students
Coﬃn Exhibit Prior to Panels The MARC has reopened! If you enjoyed your ﬁrst visits here, you have much to look forward to when you return. Check our website for holiday schedules and events so you can share the experience with your visi;ng family and friends. MARC Execu;ve Director Kim Proctor and the Presenta;on Commiaee have been hard at work to update and expand our local exhibits, in addi;on to building three new exhibits to interest you.
Chinqua Penn Wine Set
For years, Rockingham County residents have shared rumors about a coﬃn in the aLc of the old courthouse. Now that coﬃn is the focal point in the exhibit, The Coﬃn from the A.c: Has the Mystery Been Solved? Learn about methods of historical research, examine the evidence, and then draw your own conclusion about why this unusual ar;fact spent decades in the courthouse aLc.
Rockingham County Historical Society Museum & Archives P. O. Box 84 Wentworth, NC 27375 (336) 634-‐4949 www.themarconline.org MARCconnection@gmail.com Physical Address: 1086 NC 65, Reidsville, NC 27320
The Remembering Chinqua Penn exhibit will help us to understand the lives of Jeﬀ and Betsy Penn. The Historical Society felt compelled to preserve the dis;nc;ve history of this unique couple when their estate was auc;oned recently, so we purchased some of their personal belongings. These items, along with addi;onal treasures loaned to us by MARC friends who made private purchases from the estate, comprise the exhibit. Our third new exhibit, the U.S. Navy Traveling Exhibit on the War of 1812, is on loan to us from the NC Mari;me Museum in Beaufort. It commemorates the bicentennial anniversary of the War in 1812, which is considered our "second war for independence." Our na;onal anthem and the "Star Spangled Banner,” one of our most important na;onal symbols, resulted from this war. Next spring we will oﬀer lectures and discussions led by Dr. Lindley Butler about the eﬀect and meaning of this war. You will soon see why we encourage visitors to purchase an annual membership at the MARC. The museum is a work in progress, constantly changing and growing. Your membership provides you free admission to the museum so you can come as o[en as you like throughout the year!
MARC NEWS !
Recent Events Year In Review
By: Fletcher Dalton The year 2012, our ﬁrst, was an amazing one for MARC. Our beginnings, development and blossoming into a community resource resembled the ;me-‐lapse photography of a beau;ful ﬂower. The historic Rockingham County courthouse, represen;ng the majesty of the law, now houses a panorama of Rockingham County history. The museum’s grand opening on August 11 revealed intriguing and exci;ng collec;ons and exhibits. Our local research and genealogy commiaees, our preserva;onists and our ar;sts deeply impressed more than 600 visitors that day. A highlight was the Journey Stories exhibit, a partnership of the Smithsonian Ins;tu;on and the North Carolina Humani;es Council. Another special feature was the photography of Carol Highsmith, a Rockingham County na;ve who is called America’s photographer.
Journey Stories InstallaNon Team (front row, left to right) Darrell Stover from the North Carolina Humanities Council, Kim Proctor (back row, left to right) Meg Manuel, Marguerite Holt, Siler Rothrock, Kent Rierson
The vision of our execu;ve director, Kim Proctor, which is enthusias;cally shared by our volunteers, archivists, donors of ar;facts, students, docents, and you, the public, has made our ﬁrst year a complete success.
Membership Cards Are Now Available
Thank you for bearing with us as the MARC experiences growing pains. Many of you have asked about receiving membership cards and we have ﬁnally taken care of that detail! To save on postage, we are reques;ng that you pick up your card at the recep;on desk on your next visit to the MARC. We hope you will ﬁnd your membership card to be helpful. Remember that your membership beneﬁts include free museum admission and a 10% discount at the MARC store. If you will present your card when you come to visit, you can simplify your admission and store checkout transac;ons. Cards also help you keep your membership up-‐to-‐date by no;ng your member type and expira;on date. We thank you for your membership! Please encourage your friends and family to become MARC members, too!
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Recent Events Gone but Not Forgo-en: the MARC con5nues its commitment to those who rest at Se-le Cemetery
B. Reid Headstone
Many years ago, the Rockingham County Historical Society and descendants of the Douglas, Seale and Mar;n families made a commitment to preserve the Seale Cemetery which is located east of Reidsville on Brooks Road. Over the years, we have honored that commitment by transcribing and repairing Charles Rodenbough takes notes at the headstones, mapping the graves, clearing paths and cuLng back overgrowth. This year’s Thomas Settle Monument workday was held on Saturday, October 20, with members of the families and MARC members in aaendance. A highlight of each workday is the retelling of history to make sure the people and the place are remembered. MARC historians, Bob Carter and Charles Rodenbough, shared the history of the land and of the people. They explained who was buried there and how the people are connected to each other and to the community. It was both engaging and interes;ng to spend the morning in such a beau;ful and peaceful place while learning about these people in the scope of Rockingham County’s history. Plans are currently in the works to use ground-‐penetra;ng radar to discover if there are unmarked graves in the central area of the family plot and if there are any indicators that the lost grave of Governor Alexander Mar;n might actually be located in Seale Cemetery as suspected. Charles Rodenbough has been working with the MARC Board and UNCG to accomplish this, and things are progressing toward comple;ng this goal later this winter or next spring.
Halloween Bash Jeanne Horsley greets ghosts and goblins at the 2012 Halloween Bash
Numbers Prove the Point
We’re so proud of our accomplishments that we thought we’d share the sta;s;cs on our ﬁrst six weeks at the MARC. Check it out! Visitors: 3,215 School Tours: 1440 Students/Teachers/ Parents Elementary Schools: 8 Middle Schools: 3 High Schools: 2 Alterna;ve School: 1
In addi;on to watching Night at the Museum, children par;cipated in other ac;vi;es at the Halloween Bash
Volunteers: 161 Percentage of Volunteer Guild par;cipa;ng: 73% Volunteer Hours: 1038.5
Mr. History Begins a New Chapter Rather than ask Mr. History to write an ar;cle for this newsleaer, we wanted to switch things up and write about him. Robert W. Carter, Jr., beaer known to us as Bob, le[ his post as Historical Consultant at RCC on November thir;eth. However, do not believe for a minute that he is re;ring or slowing down in his work. He is simply changing his focus to concentrate on the personal projects he has started over the years that have gone unﬁnished when other projects have taken precedence. One such project, expanding his descrip;ons of historic sites of interest in Rockingham County, has been on hold for almost ten years and Bob is anxious to complete it. We are pleased to announce that Bob has moved into an oﬃce in the Historic Courthouse where he will also volunteer his ;me as Special Collec;ons Consultant for the MARC. He will hold oﬃce hours Wednesday through Friday in the a[ernoons. Appointments with Bob may be scheduled by calling the MARC oﬃce. Bob has lived his en;re life in the Sandy Cross Community located ﬁve miles west of Reidsville. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Rockingham County Historical Society since 1976, served as chairman of the Publica;ons Commiaee and as editor of the Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy for more than 25 years. In 1987, Bob received the McDaniel Lewis Award as North Carolina’s Historian of the Year from the NC Society of Historians. Since 1991, he has served as Historical Consultant for Rockingham Community College, working in the Historical Collec;ons Room at the college. In 2002, the County Commissioners appointed him as Rockingham County Historian. Bob also serves on the Board of Directors of the Eden Historical Museum, the Wentworth Historic Preserva;on Commiaee, and the Mayo River State Park Advisory Commiaee. We are apprecia;ve of Bob’s life-‐long interest in the people and history of Rockingham County. The work he has done and con;nues to do is invaluable in the preserva;on of our heritage. He is most worthy of our thanks and accolades.
Coming Back to Her Community The MARC is most fortunate to have a Rockingham County High School graduate, Lisa Withers, join our staﬀ as Intern. Having graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in African and Afro-‐American Studies and a minor in History, Lisa is a tremendous asset to us. Her experiences at Chapel Hill included genealogical research and a research presenta;on en;tled Between Black and White: An ExaminaNon of the MulaRo Slave Experience. Working as an intern at the MARC has provided Lisa with the opportunity to con;nue exploring historical research methods and to gain experience in public history. She has also assumed responsibility for recrui;ng and scheduling volunteers to work at the museum, which is a perfect ﬁt for her friendly personality. We are truly grateful to Lisa for sharing her talents, abili;es and enthusiasm, and for working well beyond the hours of her internship. Lisa’s career goals include teaching at the secondary and post-‐secondary level and conduc;ng research with emphasis in African American and United States history. Throughout her career, Lisa seeks to work with youth and young adults and impress upon younger genera;ons the importance of educa;on.
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Sharing Journey Stories A Familiar Journey for Many County Residents Shared by Pat Miller
A[er gradua;ng from Women’s College in Greensboro on Friday, May 29, 1959, the following Monday marked Pat Miller’s ﬁrst day of employment at the law ﬁrm, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard. That Monday also marked her ﬁrst day of commu;ng to work in Greensboro, which Pat s;ll con;nues to do – 53 years later. Like many other Rockingham County commuters, Pat has seen it all on her trips to and from Greensboro. Her employers ﬁnd it interes;ng that Pat can make it to work on snowy days earlier than her counterparts whose homes are in the city. And, even more interes;ng is the fact that she is conﬁdent enough to drive herself there even when road condi;ons are treacherous. Speaking of road condi;ons, upgrades to highways are always welcome when they are ﬁnished; however, road construc;on is a commuter’s nightmare. To avoid the uncertainty of delays during one improvement project on US 220, Pat learned that travel on the back roads is less stressful than the poten;al problems and traﬃc on the main highway. Since then Pat has made the rural roads her preferred route between Mayodan and Greensboro. Oﬀ and on over the years, Pat has shared the commute with co-‐workers or friends who worked nearby in Greensboro. Besides sharing the driving and expenses of travel, good friendships have grown out of these experiences. At other ;mes Pat has traveled alone, ﬁnding her car to be an excellent “prayer closet” where she can spend ;me talking with God. Perhaps this use of her ;me has led to her good fortune, as she has been involved in just one accident in all these years!
Pat Miller poses beside the first car she purchased for her commute to work in Greensboro. This 1959 Vauxhall was built by General Motors and imported from England. Pontiac dealers in the United States sold and serviced the brand, and Pat purchased hers from Clay McCollum at the Pontiac dealership in Madison. Vauxhalls were advertised as “distinctive small cars, compact, trim, taut, and precision built.”
What advice does Pat have for people commu;ng for work in Greensboro?
Even though the Smithsonian Ins;tu;on’s Journey Stories exhibit has moved on to other communi;es, our quest for your stories will be an on-‐going endeavor at the MARC. We have tried to share most of the stories submiaed to us thus far, either as newsleaer stories or as postcards in the museum collec;on. Whether they are published or not, all stories submiaed will become a part of the archives at the MARC.
It does not maRer if you leave work at 5:00 or 5:10 -‐ either way you get home around 6:00 p.m. As Pat says, “I’m beRer oﬀ working a few minutes later to stay out of the worst traﬃc and sNll get home at the same Nme.”
You are always welcome to submit stories about “the way it used to be” in Rockingham County. As you spend ;me with older family members over the holidays, be aware of opportuni;es to preserve their memories by sharing the stories you hear with the MARC. You may send stories by email, in wri;ng, or ask us for help to document the story when you visit the museum.
Sharing Journey Stories “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure” Shared by Sara Ann Collins Powell
My husband, Glenn Powell , worked at the Historic Courthouse in the County Finance Oﬃce (some;mes referred to as the County Auditor’s oﬃce). When the new Governmental Center was built, the ﬁnance oﬃce moved from the old courthouse to its new quarters there. A spiaoon had always sat on the ﬂoor in the Auditor’s oﬃce in the old building. Glenn noted that in earlier days when it had been used for its stated purpose, the janitor cleaned it daily, taking it outside and cleaning it with sand. When it was ;me to pack up and move to the new oﬃces, Finance Department staﬀers wanted to “throw that nasty old thing out.” They would have, except Glenn retrieved it and brought it home. I was more than glad for it to ﬁnd its way back “home” to the historic courthouse as a part of the tobacco exhibit at the Museum and Archives of Rockingham County!
Cross-‐country Camping Shared by The McKee Family
The McKee Family: On a cold day in Flagstaﬀ
Two adults, two teenage daughters. Sedan car, pop-‐up camper. Twenty days, 7554 miles. Put all these things together and you have one incredible family vaca;on! Gil, Peggy, Susan and Jean McKee spent June of 1970 camping our way from Madison, NC to California and back home again. Gil and Peggy carefully planned our travel to the west on a southern route and our eastward travel toward home on a northern route across America. We consider ourselves fortunate to have visited 17 states and as many of the natural wonders and historical landmarks as we could reach along the way. Although our camper was small, for the most part it made a comfortable home on wheels. Each of us had an assigned duty, so we could set up and take down camp quickly. We had to open all the windows on some very hot nights. We had to pull up extra blankets and dress in mismatched layers of clothing at Flagstaﬀ, Arizona, where it was so cold. And, when a terrible storm system ﬂooded the roads in Illinois and forced us to join other stranded motorists in a less than desirable motel, we really missed our rolling home!
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Sharing Journey Stories A Journey into the Past Shared by Vicki Boatwright
For over 20 years, Vicki Boatwright has researched and documented her genealogy. She has spent years searching through the books and records in the Linda Vernon Genealogy Room at the Madison Public Library. Both Vicki and the genera;ons of her family yet to come are fortunate that she became interested early enough in her life that her grandparents (Stacy Duncan Cook and Thomas Cook) and her great-‐aunt, Ellie, were able to bring her research to life with experiences they recalled about their ancestors. In the mid 1990’s, Vicki’s grandparents took her to the farm in the Snow Creek area of Stokes County where Vicki’s great-‐great grandmother, Susie Ann Throckmorton, grew up in the wake of the Civil War. “Miss Susie’s” family was le[ with prac;cally nothing a[er the Union troops had moved through the area. Family stories passed through the years tell of Union troops establishing their camp at the nearby family cemetery, causing even more pain and sorrow to the locals who resented the troop’s intrusion on the ﬁnal res;ng place of their loved ones. The trip to Susie’s homeplace was a deeply moving experience for Vicki as names on documents suddenly came alive to her. “In spite of the hardships of her ;me, I could almost see Miss Susie as a girl running down that dirt road, dust ﬂying from her shoes and her calico bonnet ﬂapping. I felt like I was a part of it, like I was living it. It was like being there to stand in the same place that my people had been.”
Mule Team Safely Delivers Master Home
Shared by Bonnie Moore Brooks Horace P. Moore and Lulu Turner were married in 1900 with a sunrise wedding at Callands, Virginia. A[er the wedding they were driven to Bethany, North Carolina in the horse drawn surrey that Horace selected for the trip. “Miss Lulu,” with her trunk and her side saddle stored in the surrey, considered herself a “Blue Blood Virginian,” and she probably wondered what on earth she was geLng into. The couple ﬁrst lived on a farm south of the Bethany-‐Intelligence Road that was purchased by Horace in 1899. Five children were born there. The three to survive infancy were Annie Mae, Ka;e, and Penn Moore. In 1911, Horace bought the Mosley Farm, and the family moved into a small log cabin on the property. Two more children, Virginia and Barnea, were born there. In 1915, the family started construc;on of a two story Victorian frame house with wrap around porches. Horace had the reputa;on of being a disciplined and hard worker. He would farm during the day, but in the evening he hitched a team of mules to a wagon and traveled to Winston-‐Salem. There he would load the wagon with building materials and make the return trip to Bethany. O[en he fell asleep and the mules found their own way home. Horace would arrive home around sunrise, eat breakfast, work in the ﬁelds, and repeat that daily process un;l the family’s new home was completed. Horace died in 1944 and Miss Lulu con;nued living in the house un;l her death a decade later. The house was razed and the site reclaimed for a new house in 2011. The old brick and original weathervane were recycled into the new house. Several instances of unexplainable open doors and “things going bump” during the night were reported in the new house, and it was assumed that Miss Lulu was conduc;ng nightly inspec;ons. Apparently her curiosity was sa;sﬁed, since these events have ceased.
Sharing Journey Stories Uniﬁ Truck
Shared By Mollie Williams As Managing Editor of the Uniﬁ company magazine, Mollie Williams oaen went the extra mile to get a good story. On one occasion, she even traveled onboard a Uniﬁ 18-‐wheeler to get the facts and the feelings just right. Here are excerpts from Mollie’s story, as told in Uniﬁ Ink, ( Volume 5, Number 3) and reprinted in “Taking the Long Way Home,” a book she published with Marilyn Swinson).
This editor hopped into the cab of a Uniﬁ truck with Cecil Westmoreland, who drives out of Yadkinville. The truck was loaded with yarn to be delivered to Texﬁ Industries in Fayeaeville. I was really looking forward to my ﬁrst ride in this gigan;c vehicle and to geLng the “inside scoop” on a day in the life of a truck driver. Cecil is Uniﬁ’s most senior driver, and he has a twenty-‐year safe driving record with the Company. The ﬁrst in a series of awesome experiences was to see how Cecil maneuvered that 65 foot long truck on busy I-‐40/I-‐85. I’ve never seen so much traﬃc and it got worse at the Highway 421 intersec;on! How in the world did he make that turn and get back in the proper lane without taking the front end oﬀ a few cars? I scrambled around in my purse for something to soothe my nerves. I couldn’t ﬁnd a blindfold, so I just sealed for Aspergum. I ﬁnally calmed down a[er reassuring myself that if an accident occurred, Cecil and I would be protected because we were siLng up high enough to be out of harm’s way! I looked over at Cecil to see if he was swea;ng and I couldn’t believe it. He just kept changing those gears, all nine of them, just as if he might be out for a Sunday drive. I asked him if he didn’t get upset with rude drivers and snarled traﬃc and he replied in a tone of voice that was iden;cal to his philosophy. “I don’t let anything get on my nerves. What’s the use? I just try to roll with the ﬂow. GeLng in a hurry or taking chances The View From Inside just causes accidents.” Traﬃc was smooth on 421 so I relaxed, took in the scenery, and Cecil and I chit-‐chaaed a bit about his truck driving career. He says he is on the road all week and is home only on weekends. Rela;ve to this lifestyle, he commented, “Anything you do in life has its pros and cons. It is up to you to provide for your family and you have to do it however you see ﬁt. I’ve made a decent living for 34 years driving a truck. Twenty-‐ﬁve of those years have been with Uniﬁ. I came to work when the company started. Uniﬁ is a good company to work for. It has a big interest in safety and has good beneﬁts.” …When we arrived at our des;na;on, Cecil backed the truck up to the customer’s dock. He posi;oned the trailer precisely over airli[ blocks, which raised the trailer height to dock level. (I s;ll can’t ﬁgure out how he could possibly see under the truck while backing up. ) We le[ the full trailer there and hooked up to an empty one. We were to pick up a full load in a nearby city. Back on the highway, Cecil apologized for the bumpy ride. He explained that riding with an empty trailer (about 35,000 pounds) was a lot rougher than riding with a full load (about 80,000 pounds). I’m certainly glad he told me that! I looked forward to loading up at the next stop. …We ﬁnished our trip about 4:30 p.m. I was so ;red and sore I could hardly get out of the truck and into my car. I had found out ﬁrsthand just how uncomfortable the jump seat in one of those big trucks could be. In spite of my discomfort, I tried to sound upbeat as I said my good-‐byes to Cecil and his family. I struggled to walk energe;cally to my car so he wouldn’t think I was a weakling! I don’t think I fooled him!
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Sharing Journey Stories 1960’s Style Snow Sledding Stories Abound: Just like snowﬂakes, no two journey stories are alike. Shared by Merea King
Shared by Sharon Hairston
Merea King recalls large groups of young people congregating on Mrs. Thrasher’s Hill in Stoneville, located on the street by Stoneville School. For a change of scenery, the group would journey a few blocks over to the Ponderosa Golf Course. The Claybrook family welcomed them there to make use of the show-covered fairways in the absences of their normal golfing customers.
Galloway Street in the Leaksville section of Eden was Sharon Holt Hairston’s favorite sledding spot. She remembers the way one sledder would start off alone at the top of the hill while more and more people would jump on top as he passed. The goal was to see how many people could pile on top without anyone falling off! Melia Washburn Cardwell’s sledding memories are of two places in Mayodan: Madison Street making the curve onto First Avenue and on Jailhouse Hill. She said, “Daddy (Runt Washburn), Lyle Turner and Carl Cardwell would build a fire in an old barrel at the intersection. You had to begin your dash at the corner of Second Avenue and Madison Street and hang on for dear life to make that turn onto First Avenue. If you missed, you ended up in the creek at Bob Holt’s house. Mama (Otillier Washburn), Sally Cardwell and Elsie Turner would have hot chocolate and tomato soup ready for us at the Cardwell’s house when we came inside. That is my first memory of tasting both! The Cardwell and the Washburn girls could only go over to “Jailhouse Hill” if the “daddies” were with us. That was where all the Mayodan boys would be sledding and we had to be properly chaperoned!
Revered Earle Rogers moved his family to Madison from eastern North Carolina where hills and snow were uncommon. In their first winter here, neighbors invited the Rogers children to sled on Kuykendall Hill (on West Murphy Street). Town employees always blocked traffic from all the surrounding streets, making the steep hill one of the best sledding spots in town. As the Rogers children were making their way up the hill for their first ride ever, a boy on his way down lost control of his sled and hit a phone pole. That person’s broken leg made the Rogers family wonder what they were doing out there at all. All their fear was soon forgotten, though, and Tom Rogers recalls sanding the runners of the sleds and coating them with household wax to make them go faster and further.
When Ginger Waynick would go sledding on Rocky Ford Road outside Reidsville, there was no bridge over the creek and you only knew you'd gone too far on the sled when you hit the water. By the time she and her friends were done sledding, they would all be soaking wet and freezing cold.
Shared by Tom Rogers
Shared by Melia Cardwell
Sledding traditions for older teens in Stoneville provided a little more risk and lots more excitement. Jerry Smith explained that the Creek Hill area, near the current entrance to Stoneville Park, was a very steep and dangerous hill for sledding. Old automobile hoods worked well as their makeshift sleds.
Shared by Jerry Smith Shared by Ginger Waynick
Sharing Journey Stories From RCC and Around the Globe
Shared by Chris5ne Wilhelm
I graduated from Rockingham Community College in 1968 with an A.A. degree in Registered Nursing. Because I was a “Kennedy Kid” and I wanted to help and make a diﬀerence in the world, I joined the Peace Corps and began my ﬁrst assignment in Afghanistan. I worked with the World Health Organiza;on’s Worldwide Smallpox Eradica;on Program. While in Afghanistan, I worked with another female volunteer, ﬁve Afghan men, and one Afghan soldier as we traveled from village to village. We o[en rode on horses, mules or donkeys to travel for twenty-‐four days at a ;me. The villagers were our source for food and shelter as we traveled, and condi;ons were very primi;ve. When we were not in the ﬁeld, we lived in a large compound house made of mud and straw that had no running water or electricity. We worked primarily in the provinces of Kunduz, Kandahar and Kabul. I le[ Afghanistan in 1971, but I carried many memories with me that I s;ll enjoy today. A[er leaving the Peace Corps, I traveled to every con;nent except Antarc;ca, and I lived in Israel for a year. All of these journeys began with my degree from RCC.
Opportuni5es to Serve The Challenges of Funding a Museum It is appropriate that we call our annual fundraiser the “Challenge Grant Drive.” The name actually stems from the Lillian M. Coleman Founda;on’s challenge to us to pledge generously, as they have for the past three years, toward the opera;ng expenses for the MARC. In a broader sense, however, we are facing our greatest challenge ever as we aaempt to raise adequate funds to secure the ﬁnancial status of the MARC for the coming year. Our grand opening was more successful than we could have imagined, but with that success comes more demands for funding. In our early years, the majority of funding was provided by our Board of Directors and friends. As we grow our museum, we must also grow our budget and our donor base. We an;cipate the expenses to pay our professional staﬀ and to sustain the basic opera;ng costs of the MARC during the upcoming year to be $150,000. The Lillian M. Coleman Founda;on has contributed $30,000 to get the challenge drive started, leaving us responsibility to raise the remaining $120,000 during the next six months. Raising $120,000 is a challenge in and of itself, but that challenge is magniﬁed by the ﬁnancial diﬃcul;es among the ci;zens of Rockingham County. Yet, we cannot overlook this opportunity to u;lize the Historic Courthouse to preserve, protect, teach and enjoy the history of Rockingham County. The opportunity to make the museum succeed is here now. It is our hope that you will contribute as generously as you are able to the 2013 Challenge Grant Drive.
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MARC Welcomes Rockingham County Students
Over 1400 students visited the MARC during the last week of the Smithsonian traveling exhibi;on’s (Journey Stories) stay at the museum. Special thanks goes out to Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Rockingham Public Schools, Reidsville Area Founda;on, the teachers and students that aaended, and our wonderful MARC volunteers for making the ﬁeld trip experience so memorable.
Musician and Story-‐teller Lorenzo “Logie” Meacham engages Rockingham County Middle School teachers and students during ﬁeld trip week at the MARC.
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