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[Statesville Library] Local History Programs

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Explore your heritage! We are proud to be able to offer Local History programs through our library.

Upcoming Programs

Date and TimeProgram TitleProgram Description
February 21st at 5:30 pm & February 23rd at 6:00 pm
Exploring the Green Street Cemetery

The library is excited about the preservation efforts being made at the Green Street Cemetery, Statesville’s oldest African American cemetery. This program will discuss the historic significance of the cemetery and the Green/Garfield Street district as well as the recent ground-penetrating radar survey conducted at the site. 

February 28th at 5:30 pm

African American History in Iredell County

Outside the cities of Statesville and Mooresville, the county area of Iredell is deep-rooted in African American history. Phyllis Bailey will present the history of those whose dwellings were located in the farms and fields of Iredell County and the historic impact on future generations.

March 14th at 5:30 pm

African American Landmarks of Statesville

Learn about historic African American landmarks in Downtown Statesville. Local speaker Lisa Mozer (Ed.D.) will discuss the historical significance of Green Street Cemetery, the home of Dr. and Mrs. Holliday, Billingsley Academy, Morningside School, and Mt. Pleasant Church. 

April 6th at 6:00 pm
Church History of Iredell County

Before it was Statesville, it was called the Fourth Creek Congregation. The county seat of Iredell was literally formed around a church. The communities that formed after this were either built around a church or a church started for the purpose of serving the community. The church history of Iredell County is deep and complex, but well-worth the time to study. Come learn about the churches from north to south Iredell and everything in between.

May 8th at 5:30 pm
The Great Wagon Road

Join us as we welcome guest speaker Rev. Bill Hallman as he discusses the history of the Great Wagon Road, and how it helped bring settlers to the Carolinas.

Open Sessions