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
Vintage Antiques &
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, November 18, 2014     6:30 pm at the Walkertown Public Library
History of Boy Scouts of America in Walkertown
presented by Wesley Hutchins

Walkertown Boy Scouts, Philmont

Walkertown native Wesley Hutchins, will present “The History of the Boy Scouts of America in Walkertown”. Mr. Hutchins has been the Chief of the Walkertown Fire Department for 11 years. He is a former Scout Master, is a current committee chairperson, serves on the Old Hickory Council Eagle Scout review board and is a member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church.  He is currently employed by Forsyth Technical Community College.
Click here to download/print a pdf file of the meeting poster.
WAHS Wins Blue Ribbon...Again! 
The Walkertown Area Historical Society booth titled "FUN IS TIMELESS" won the blue ribbon in its category at the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, NC. We are grateful to Caroline Jones and Mike Morris for their hard work on this project.

Preserve Historic Forsyth Held Annual Meeting in Walkertown

On Sunday, April 27th, Preserve Historic Forsyth (PHF) Inc., a nonprofit membership organization founded in 2007 to provide a citizen voice for historic preservation in the county, held its annual membership meeting in Walkertown. With clear skies and temperatures in the 80s, the weather was perfect for the event.

Click on link to newsletter below to read more.

Haunted Walkertown

Have you ever noticed that the ceilings of the large porches on many old southern homes are painted a soft blue-green? In fact, it’s a color often referred to by old-timers as “Haint Blue.” Haint is a variation of the word “haunt,” and the color got its name from the belief that it could ward off any haints that might be lurking around the house. For those who are not steeped in the lexicon of the paranormal, haints are lost souls, or the restless spirits of the dead. And it seems that even Walkertown might have a few of them. While writing the pictorial history of Walkertown published by Arcadia Press, some of the authors were told about houses in and around town that were, well, they were haunted. That led to the idea of doing a book on Haunted Walkertown and work is underway to compile these stories for future publication.

If you have any spooky tales of your own you would like to contribute, let us know by email (walkertownlore@aol.com), or by phone: 336-416-1968. Don’t forget to provide your contact information.

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 & Committees, 2014 - 2015
 
President Mike Morris
Vice President Mike Marshall
Secretary Caroline Jones
Treasurer Randy Yates
Assistant Secretary Denise Cravin
Assistant Treasurer Nancy Farnham
Archives Chair Tom Hamilton
      Archives Preservation Chair   
Building and Grounds Chair Wallace Baird
Fundraising Chair Wayne Biby
Membership Chair Vicky Yates
Programs Chair Wallace Baird
Publicity Chair Mike Morris
Book Publication Chair Libby Adams
Past President Elizabeth Baird Barnette
 
Archives Committee
Tom Hamilton, Chair
Daniel Bowles
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.