The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys Event

On Monday, June 17th at 7:00 P.M., there was a lecture and book signing by Rob Christensen on his newly published book: The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys: North Carolina’s Scott Family & the Era of Progressive Politics. The event took place in the Alamance Community College Auditorium.

Dr. Floyd Scott’s Legacy:


Dr. Floyd Scott arrived in the Union Ridge community in April 1919. This began the 100 years of community health service commemorated by this exhibit.

Melville Memo-ries

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The Scott Family Collection’s  exhibit, based on the Melville Memos, opened November  2018 and continued through Spring 2019. The exhibit focused on the memos (a company newsletter) printed by Melville Dairy for their employees and producers. Please let us know if you have any photos, stories, or special Melville memories to share with us.

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