Oh Rue The Flu

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Oh Rue the Flu! World War 1 and the Influenza Epidemic in Alamance County, NC The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 infected more than 500 million people, world-wide. Here, in Alamance County, this devastation was keenly felt by the Scott family, who lost their beloved son, James Edwin, at the age of 28, just as he was preparing to fight for his country in World War 1. This exhibit brings together the combined devastation of war and disease as they affected Alamance County early in the twentieth century.

Held over until October 31, 2018

Little Scotties

Enter the nostalgic world of childhood with a visit to “Little Scotties.” This display brings together in one nursery setting items of furniture, clothing, toys and dolls from our own collection as well as items on loan from the Haw River Museum and the Alamance County Historical Museum. Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 3-5pm.

October 19, 2017 through January 31, 2018.

Elections from the Collection

This exhibit featured family tidbits from previous campaigns, including campaign posters, buttons, and photographs as well as inaugural photos, programs, and stories dating back to “Farmer Bob” (Robert W. Scott) and coming full circle to County Commissioner Amy Scott Galey! We’ll even have Gov. Bob Scott’s inaugural tuxedo and First Lady Jessie Rae Scott’s cape that they wore to the 1969 Inaugural Ball.

November 1st, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Your Affectionate Mother

This exhibit featured letters written from 1854-56 between Margaret Graham Kerr (Glass) Scott and her daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Glass. Lizzie was a boarding student at “The Burwell Academy for Young Ladies” in Hillsborough, NC, from 1854-56. Through these letters, the viewer can gain insight into the life of the students as well as rural life in the community of Melville (later “Hawfields”) in the mid 19th century. On display were descriptions of the styles of clothing Lizzie might have worn, and information on the Burwell School, including a copy of Lizzie’s report card from one of the sessions. Additionally, a scenario of the Burwell School in one corner of the room featured a reproduction school bench, chalkboards and slates, as well as a dress typical of that era on loan from the Alamance County Historical Museum. Calligraphy exhibits and photography examples of that time period are featured among the displays.

April 30th, 2015 – August 31, 2015