Haw River Historical Association Museum
201 East Main Street
Haw River, North Carolina 27258
Haw River Town Hall
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm or by appointment
Used with permission by Paul Keller
The Haw River Historical Association Museum is located at 201 East Main Street, Haw River, North Carolina. The museum was opened in 1997, and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. It is home to many historical artifacts of the surrounding region that showcase and preserve the old items. The building that houses the museum was a fire hall at one point, but they converted it into the museum in 1997. It has stood for the past 145 years.
The museum is home to many artifacts and pictures that tell the story of the local area. This area was known for the railroad, textile and cotton mills, and many items that showcase this history are on display in the museum. Some specific items are mill ledgers, paintings, clothing, and furniture. Famous people that are featured in the museum are John Trollinger (who built the first cotton mill in the area), and Dr. William Bason (who was the first president of the North Carolina Dental Association). The museum does an excellent job of displaying the details of individual life in the area as well as the legacy of the railroads and mills.
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nchrha/Museum.htm (Official Museum Website)
http://www.visitnc.com/listing/haw-river-historical-museum (North Carolina Travel Site)
http://www.hawrivermuseum.com/default.asp?page=71224 (Website of the Museum)