From the desk of the President
The Robeson County History Museum is a local museum that highlights the history of Robeson County in a variety of exhibits and displays. The exhibits consist of both permanent and changing displays of various aspects of the county’s history. There are exhibit rooms for the natural resources and agricultural displays as well as military, medical, daily living, and local people and places of interest. The main exhibit changes every few months and has covered many different subjects of interest—from tobacco to wedding dresses and quilts, bicycles to cameras, Native American drums and flutes. The current main exhibit is “Ole Tool Time” with a variety of tools on display.
The museum is available for school field trips, small group meetings, and special event tours. The garden at the rear of the museum is being prepared as an outdoor venue for various activities such as weddings, children’s birthday parties, etc.
During the fall months of 2019, the museum was host for several receptions to celebrate the Christmas season and the opening of the “Ole Tool Time” exhibit. The museum also hosts the annual Christmas home tour. The tour was cancelled for 2019 but is planned for 2020. Several local organizations also scheduled their meetings at the museum.
In November, the museum participated in the “Made in Robeson County” event that was hosted by Robeson Community College. Manufacturing vendors throughout the county participated and students from all Robeson County middle schools attended. The museum exhibited the important manufacturing history of Robeson County.
The Robeson County History Museum is a non-profit organization, staffed only by volunteers, and funded by donors with some financial assistance from the county and city to assist with operating expenses. Because the museum has no paid personnel, the open hours are limited to Tuesday and Thursday 10 am-12 noon and Sunday 2-4 pm. Also, staff will open by special request.
Come see us!
Faye Middleton, President Robeson County History Museum