The Moore County Historical Association

IMG_0001The strong sense of Community in Moore County is completely evident in the work done by the Moore County Historical Association.  Association members, Judy Snider, Beverly Offutt, Milton Sills and current President Greg Z discuss a myriad of activities conducted by the Association with special attention given to the upcoming SHAW HOUSE FAIR to be held on Saturday, Oct. 11th.

Against a backdrop of changing demographics and a challenging fund raising environment, all guests speak passionately about the work of the Association; interweaving some great stories of some of the iconic landmarks of the county and why preservation is such an important goal.


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The Moore County Historical Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing, the rich historical legacy of the towns, cities and surrounding area, of Moore County, North Carolina.

The Association is a 501(c) (3) organization headquartered at the historic Shaw House in Southern Pines, North Carolina. It is supported by membership, donations, sales of books and gift shop merchandise, and proceeds from fundraisers. Through this support, the Association focuses on community enrichment through the presentation of exhibits at our house-museums, an educational outreach program including speakers and programs for all ages, the offering of a research library and photo archives, and hosting of special events.

Our Objectives:

  • To acquire, manage, restore, reconstruct, preserve, maintain, (or dispose) of historic buildings, grounds, monuments, and objects.
  • To erect historical markers and monuments.
  • To collect, preserve and own records, books, manuscripts, charts, maps, and other worthy historical materials for its archives.
  • To buy and sell real and personal property as may be necessary to carry out the Association’s objectives.
  • To open for public viewing and appropriate use, the historic buildings owned by the Association.
  • To sell books, monographs, stationery, postcards, and other printed materials, as well as food and drink; and further, to rent space in any of its buildings.
  • To present to the public the historic buildings and furnishings owned by the Association as a collection of the period.
  • To foster relations of friendship, cordiality and good welfare.
  • To disseminate information about the preservation of ancestral homes, gardens, antiques, maps, deeds, grants, and records pertaining to the early history of Moore County.

The Moore County Historical Association believes that it is important to preserve the past of this very unique county – a county rich in the Southern style of life tempered with a Northern spirit.

IMG_0005For over a century, most new residents of Moore County have come from out of state. As early as the late1800s this area beckoned those seeking refuge from the harsh northern winters and fast paced lifestyles. The mild climate and gentle quality of life brought them here to visit. Many who came to visit fell in love with the local charm and way of life and decided to stay. Over the following years word of the many benefits of living in Moore County continued to bring new residents who brought with them ideas and talents to add to the diverse community.

The Historical Association welcomes all who share a love for this unique area and a desire to keep our history alive. We celebrate those who founded our towns and communities, those who helped to preserve our history, and those who reside in the area today. Today’s residents are making tomorrow’s history. The Association’s preservation efforts are unending.

Join now and be a part of the preservation program. As a member, you will receive an assortment of benefits including discounts on purchases, facility rentals, and tours plus free admission to our socials and lecture series. Most of all, your membership helps support the Association’s vital work in preserving our history for our children of tomorrow.As a member you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • An exclusive invitation to the Holiday Open House.
  • Members Picnic at the spring/summer annual meeting.
  • Members Holiday Party in December preceding our Holiday Open House.
  • A 10% discount on all your purchases in our Book and Gift Shop.
  • A discount on tours.
  • Newsletters and postcard reminders updating you on all the exciting events and programs of the Association.

Located at the Shaw House is our gift and book shop that features an assortment of photos and note cards from our Archives, in addition to gift items and books of local and state interest.

The Shop Features:

  • Books
  • Maps
  • Note Cards
  • Photo Prints
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • Soap (Historic Shaw House Blend)

WWW.MOOREHISTORY.COM, 910 692-2051, P.O. BOX 324 – SOUTHERN PINES, N.C 28387

Community Presbyterian Church Concert

Keith and Kristyn Getty, the world renowned, celebrated musical artists who wrote and performed

In Christ Alone will be performing for one night only on September 25th at the Pinecrest High School Auditorium at 7:00 PM.  The Getty’s and their incredible band will be joined by 100+ local choir members.  This concert is brought to our area by Community Presbyterian Church.

The Irish couple is known around the world for their modern hymns and worship music written for the church.  This concert, Hymns for the Christian Life is their most personal album to date as it explores themes such as work, money, community, social action, family, and forgiveness.  Keith said this collection is about “how the gospel story touches every part of life.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 910-295-6848, or on line at gettys.

$15 general admission.  For more information call Boo DeVane 910-986-1272.

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