On December 8th, the Granville County Historical Society will be hosting a house tour of Elmwood (located on 3047 Henry Wilson Rd, Oxford NC 27565.) We are inviting all members of the Historical Society to join us from 2 pm – 5 pm and learn more about this beautiful historic home. Light refreshments will be provided.
As with all our events, out of the county visitors are welcome to attend with a member. This invitation is one of the benefits of being a member of the Historical Society.
County visitors are welcome to attend for $10 or join the Society the day of the event. Please let us know if you plan to attend or have any questions by calling (919)-693-9706 or emailing Stephanie at email@example.com.
August 27, 2019: The Art of Yoga
Yoga instructor, Hali Wheeler, led moves of relaxation, stretching and clearing the mind in the midst of beautiful works of local artists.
August 1, 2019: More Art Please Opening Night
The first session of the exhibit More Art Please opened to quite a crowd. Artists were available to talk with visitors about art, while the visitors enjoyed their works. The art spanned several media areas, including painting, drawing, photography, glasswork, polymer clay jewelry and fairy houses, felt bags, and tiling. Refreshments and the beautiful gallery kept community members engaged and talking among friends. Session two is forthcoming.
July 19, 2019: Understanding Black History as American History
Omar Ali, Dean of Lloyd International Honors College and Professor at UNCG, engaged the audience in an understanding of Black History as American History. Exploring the contributions of men and women of African descent, Ali demonstrated their significance in shaping America's narrative. This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
July 15, 2019: Tea Anyone? The Sweet History of Iced Tea
Road Scholar Erin Coyle presented as community members sat, sipped and relaxed while learning how sweet iced tea came to be the favored drink of the American South. While explaining the history of sweet iced tea, Erin was brewing up the ORIGINAL iced tea blend dating back to the Civil War era. This project was made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
June 22, 2019: Bee Jubilee
Granville Museum Staff took a bee exhibit with educational information and hands-on activities for children to the Bee Jubilee held at the Granville County Expo Center. Promoting the museum in the community takes extra effort, but the day made it all worthwhile.