Rocky Mount History

Rocky Mount History

Congratulations to the Latest Inductees of the Twin County Hall of Fame

How do you honor those who have made a difference in the community? How can you preserve the legacy of those who have transformed the lives of others? For Rocky Mount and the surrounding areas, this recognition is best personified in the Twin County Hall of Fame. This museum is dedicated to the heroes of our area, honoring those of the present and past who have made their corner of the world a better place.

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Rocky Mount in Focus: The Legacy of Photographer Charlie Killebrew

Photographs are about much more than capturing images and preserving memories. Each time the shutter opens, we gain a window of exposure to an era. These snapshots are not only of people and places, but the essence of the time and place, preserved for generations. They capture history, and perhaps none was better at this than Rocky Mount photographer Charlie Killebrew.

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FALL BACK INTO HISTORY: Park View Hospital: A Look at the Nurses Who Made a Difference in the Community

The nurses of Park View Hospital shared more than a mission; they established a bond with each other as they honored their calling to care for the sick and wounded. Fast forward almost six decades, and you’ll find that while the nursing school and hospital are no longer in existence, the memory and legacy of these stellar caregivers lives on. Learn more about their history and the new nursing scholarship.

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Remembering the Days of the June Germans

The June German was the social event of the year, and it was a huge part of the social tapestry of Eastern North Carolina. The party started in the evening and was “officially” over at 5 a.m. the next morning. June Germans were extravagant and elegant. After these events, it wasn’t unusual for activities such as swimming and barbecues to round out the weekend. Learn what Hollywood celebrities were in attendance by reading more.

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