March 25, 2013 -- This week, we took a step back in time to the roots of Kannapolis. We visited the Foy & Gertrude Hinson History Room and Kannapolis Museum, tucked inside A.L. Brown High School. This community resource is offered by the Kannapolis History Associates, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Stepping inside the Foy & Gertrude Hinson History Room, you will find a full reference library with genealogy research dating back to the 1800s, along with old photographs and newspaper files from Concord and Kannapolis dating back to the 1830s.
Next door in the museum, you will find many artifacts from Kannapolis’ textile roots, including former Cannon Mills items that were once housed in the visitors center. You can view textile machinery and tools, see how towels transformed through the years, view old Cannon Mills advertisements and even see Mr. Cannon’s desk just as he left it. Just viewing the office equipment on his desk is a history lesson in itself.
In addition to the history room and museum, Kannapolis History Associates also preserves and displays the G.I. house, located nearby, and sponsors a Tour of Homes highlighting the Mill Village area.
Hours at the Foy & Gertrude Hinson History Room and Kannapolis Museum are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is located inside A.L. Brown High School at 415 East 1st Street in Kannapolis.
Other events highlighted on this week's CTW:
Speedway Classic of the Carolinas All Breed Dog Show, March 28-31, Cabarrus Arena
Vendors Wanted for 8th Spring Herb & Plant Festival, April 13, Piedmont Farmers Market
Celtic Music, March 28, Davis Theatre