Visit the Collection

The Scott Family Collection is located at Alamance Community College in the Wallace W. Gee Building on the third floor; across from the Learning Resources Center (library). Visitor Parking is available in front of the building and elevators are behind the reception desk, ground floor. Please give us a courtesy call to say you’re coming to visit. (336) 506-4203

The Scott Family

Since the early 18th century, the Scott family has played a major role in leadership throughout Central Carolina. Their accomplishments have been showcased in The Scott Family Collection which focuses on the five major areas of their influence: Agribusiness, Education, Medicine, Public Service and Religion. You are invited to explore this information and learn more about a unique family who has contributed so significantly to Alamance County, this region and North Carolina.

Featured Exhibit

Our exhibit entitled "Your Affectionate Mother: Letters Between Mother and Daughter," features letters written in the 1850's between Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Glass and her mother, Margaret Graham Kerr (Glass) Scott. Lizzie was a boarding student at the Burwell School in Hillsborough while her mother and stepfather (Henderson Scott) lived in the Melville (Hawfields) community. These letters give us a glimpse into the life of a 12-13 year old student at a Hillsborough girls' boarding school as well as life on the Scott farm in nearby Alamance County. The exhibit runs through August 31, 2015.