Annual Membership Meeting

Dear Friends of the Museum

Please join us for the annual membership meeting on March 21, 2017 at the Heritage House of Calvin-Cook Funeral Home.  This year, we invite you to enjoy a “Poor Man’s Dinner” at 6 PM with the meeting to follow at 7 PM.  If you will be attending the dinner, please RSVP by March 14, 2017 by calling 704-663-1873 or emailing themooresvillemuseum@yahoo.com.

We plan to show a 1940’s era movie of downtown Mooresville.  Hope to see you there.

Recent Acquisition

Toledo Steel Furniture Typewriter Desk

The Museum received this typewriter desk from Mike Lebaron.  The following information comes from him

“This typewriter desk was probably originally purchased in the early 1920’s in Denver, Colorado by John and Anna Hayes, my maternal grandparents. John Hayes was a Civil Engineer doing irrigation projects in Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho. Anna (Hansen) Hayes was born in 1886 in what is now Twin Falls County, Idaho. She graduated from the Albion Normal School (a teachers school) in Albion, Idaho and married John Hayes in 1904 in Twin Falls, Idaho. The town of Twin Falls was platted and the original town survey done by my grandfather John Hayes in 1904 when the Twin Falls Irrigation Project was under construction in south central Idaho. The desk would have been moved from Denver to Twin Falls, Idaho in the late 1920’s. I acquired it when my grandmother moved from a house to an apartment in the 1960’s. It has moved with me from Idaho to Colorado to Texas to North Carolina.”

Toledo Steel Furniture Typewriter Desk 1

Toledo Steel Furniture Typewriter Desk 2

D.K. McNeely Store Pictures

Three pictures from the D.K. McNeely & Son Store have been added.  The include a scale, candy case, and interior of the store, picturing David Kilparick McNeely on the left and Cyrus Carmi McNeely on the right.  To view them place the cursor on Photo Gallery, click on Businesses, and scroll down to view.