The mission of the Walkertown Area Historical Society, Inc. is to research, organize and preserve the history of Walkertown, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. This society will seek to communicate the story of Walkertown's rich history. Meetings are open to anyone interested in attending.
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CV Investment Properties
Premier Custom Home Builders
Diastole Alpaca Farm
Freedom Creative Solutions
Signs, banners, vehicle graphics,...
Grand Manor Shop
Treasures In the Attic
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Home Decor
Tree Hugger
Wood Floors
Walkertown Family Pharmacy
Walkertown Family Practice
Walkertown Library
Walkertown Mill
Webster Brothers Hardware

Walkertown Area
Historical Society

 
 
Open House at WAHS
First Monday of every month, 2 - 5 pm. Stop by!
3058 Church Street, Walkertown, NC 27051
Walkertown history books and cookbooks available
Join us for our next meeting!
You do not have to be a member to attend.
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at 6:30 pm, third Tuesday bi-monthly
(January, March, May, July, September & November)
at the
Walkertown Branch Library, 2969 Main St, Walkertown, NC 27051.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014       6:30 pm at the Walkertown Public Library
North Carolina's Oldest Roads
presented by Tom Magnuson
What geographic factors determine where a path, trail or road wends its way across North Carolina? What physical factors dictated transportation and settlement patterns in Colonial times in the Old North State? This presentation touches on the geology and geography of pre-modern byways, the flora and fauna needed for travel, and the environmental and geopolitical factors determining where we live to this day.
Tom Magnuson is the founder and CEO of the Trading Path Association (TPA), a non-profit organization committed to finding remnants of the Contact Era in the southeast and protecting them from accidental destruction. Prior to founding the TPA, Magnuson enjoyed an unconventional high-tech career, first in the integrated circuit industry and government service and later in the software business. By education a military historian who received his master’s degree from San Jose State College, Magnuson stumbled on the importance of the old roads and the TPA’s methods of finding them while studying military geopolitics more than 25 years ago. www.TradingPath.org

This program was made possible through the support of the NC Humanities Council.
Fifth Annual WAHS Potluck Picnic & Silent Auction was a huge success!
On Saturday, September 21, 2013, we enjoyed wonderful food and fellowship at the WAHS Center and raised $958 in the auction which will be used to facilitate the WAHS mission. Thanks to those who gathered donations, prepared the WAHS house, cooked food, donated and bid on auction items. 
We appreciate your support!
Click here to see Silent Auction donors and items
WAHS Won Ribbon at Dixie Classic Fair!
2013 WAHS Fair Booth
Caroline Jones, Daniel Bowles and Mike Morris put designed and assembled the booth. Thanks to Libby Adams, Wayne Biby and Wallace Baird for some items on display.
Walkertown History in the News!
On August 13, 2012, Wallace Baird, an original founder of the Walkertown Area Historical Society, gave Fox 8 News an historical tour of Walkertown.
Click
here to see the clip.
Walkertown History Book
Our new Walkertown pictorial book features 200 photos of Walkertown people, places and artifacts documenting the Walkertown area's history.

You may order your book now by emailing us at WAHSfunds@gmail.com or calling 336-497-1516. Cost is $22 per book. If mailed, shipping cost is $3 for one book.

They will be available at the WAHS Open Houses the first Monday of every month, 2-5 pm, 3058 Church St.

WAHS greatly appreciates the hard work and long hours put in by the Book Team (Libby Adams, Ann & Tom Hamilton, Wayne Biby, Nancy Farnham, Jane Morris, Jean Maxcy Linville, Sarah Welch, Wallace Baird and Susan Miller) and the generosity of individuals who allowed us to use their photos.

This book will be a beautiful addition to your library and a source of reference for your family. The number of books on hand will be limited so get yours soon!
For future and previous meeting information, visit our meetings webpage.
WAHS Cookbook includes 500 Walkertown Recipes, only $12!
You may order these via mail or website (below) or pick up your copy at
Walkertown Family Pharmacy, 2905 Darrow Road, Walkertown
Webster Brother's Hardware
, 2700 Old Hollow Road, Walkertown
Winston Eye Associates
5121 Reidsville Road, Walkertown
Treasures In The Attic, 3053 Old Hollow Road, Walkertown
 
These beautiful books are on sale now for $12 each, a true bargain. They include 500 recipes submitted by past and present Walkertown area residents and make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, a new bride or 'just because'.
The cookbooks will be available for sale at our meetings or you may order them by sending a check or via secure online payment at Paypal.com.

To order via Paypal,
click the "Buy Now" button below.
You may use your credit card or bank account to pay through Paypal. No Paypal account required.
To order by check,
send $12 plus $3 shipping for each book to:
WAHS
PO Box 1183
Walkertown, NC 27051-1183

Please include your name, shipping address, phone number and email address with your order.


You may contact us at WAHSfunds@gmail.com or call 336-497-1516 with any fundraising item questions.
Thanks for your support!
Looking for an opportunity to get involved?
We need volunteers in all areas - fundraising, public relations, archives, membership, website, grounds and general support. We are searching for information, photographs, sites and artifacts to document and share.
If you are interested, you may email us at WalkertownHistory@gmail.com.
Area Events
The State Library of North Carolina and the State Archives looking for records in family Bibles. The library and archives are especially interested in Bibles that include records with dates before 1913. That's because a statewide vital records law took effect that year, meaning that previous to 1913, family records were the best way to keep track of births, deaths, marriages and other important dates.

The two agencies have created a digital collection called North Carolina Family Records online, which transcribes and digitizes nearly 220 family Bible records and the six-volume "Marriage and Death Notices from Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazeteer: 1799-1893."

Anyone interested in donating Bible records should contact Druscie Simpson at Druscie.Simpson@ncdcr.gov.
WAHS Board of Directors, 2012 - 2013
 
President Mike Morris
Vice President  
Secretary Caroline Jones
Treasurer Randy Yates
Assistant Secretary Vicky Yates
Assistant Treasurer Nancy Farnham
Archives Chair Tom Hamilton
      Archives Preservation Chair       Daniel Bowles
Building and Grounds Chair Wallace Baird
Fundraising Chair Wayne Biby
Membership Chair Vicky Yates
Programs Chair Wallace Baird
Publicity Chair Mike Morris
Past President Elizabeth Baird Barnette
 
Archives Committee
Tom Hamilton, Chair
Daniel Bowles, Archives Preservation Chair
Elizabeth "Libby" Adams
Ann Hamilton
 
Building and  Grounds Committee
Wallace Baird, Chair
Enos Jumper
Wayne Biby
 
Fundraising Committee
Wayne Biby, Chair
Louise Biby
Beverly Davis
Bill Disher
Jean Linville
Mike Morris
 
Programs Committee
Wallace Baird, Chair
Wayne Biby
Jean Linville
 
Publicity Committee
Mike Morris, Chair
Melinda Robinson, Facebook
Wayne Biby
 
Membership Committee
Vicky Yates, Chair
 
 Webmaster
Elizabeth Baird Barnette
 
All members may attend meetings of the Board of Directors. We normally meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 5 pm, 3058 Church Street.
Email WalkertownHistory@gmail.com or call 336-497-1183 for more information.
 
  Walkertown Area Historical Society
WalkertownHistory@gmail.com
P O Box 1183, Walkertown, NC   27051-1183
Phone:336-497-1183
Send website comment/suggestions to WalkertownHistory@gmail.com.
The Walkertown Area Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of North Carolina and is a tax exempt public charity under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions received are deductible under section 170 of the Code. The Society is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2016 or 2522 of the Code.