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Time Travelers Free with MARC Membership!

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Your membership at the MARC now includes Time Travelers membership at no extra charge. What is Time Travelers? Time Travelers is a reciprocal membership network for historical sites and museums throughout the United States. The Missouri History Museum created the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? And ‘A stove by any other name…’

What’s in a name? And ‘A stove by any other name…’ The names have it! There are thousands of stove names for antique stoves, and even more models and sizes. I’ve heard there are 10.000 patented stove names. So, what’s in … Continue reading

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Our Director

Ms. Jordan Rossi is a 2015 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, having earned her Master of Arts in History with an emphasis in Museum Studies. She earned her undergraduate degree in History and French from California … Continue reading

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Exhibit Celebrates Artistry

Mollie “Madame” Hancock was a Rockingham County native and legend. She owned one of the first sewing machines in the county and she used it to propel herself into a first-class business woman and a high fashion designer for clients in Rockingham … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities What do these positions involve ?

What Would We Do Without You? At the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County we depend heavily on our volunteer staff. Volunteers are one of the most crucial components of running a successful museum.  When the museum is open, volunteers … Continue reading

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Galloway Smith House NRP Application

[Historic Register Nomination] RK01115, Gallaway-Smith House [560 Decatur St] Madison, Rockingham County, [North Carolina] [Prepared by] Kitty Williams   May 1, 2008       1.  Historic Property Name The name “Gallaway-Smith” reflects the opinion in 1979 Madison that Dr. … Continue reading

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Batteau Shed

A New Home for Batteau Dan River Last fall Reidsville Restoration completed a shelter on the museum green that will permanently house the batteau replica Dan River. Constructed in 2002 in Virginia, the full-sized replica is forty feet long and … Continue reading

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Students Promote Slave Dwelling Restoration

MADISON—Some Rockingham County teens will literally walk the path of history this month to raise awareness of the historical servitude of African-Americans. The McMichael High School History Club is partnering with the Museum and Archives of Rockingham County (MARC) on … Continue reading

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“A Celebration of American Music” Set For February 23, 2014

(Wentworth, NC) – The Museum and Archives of Rockingham County (the MARC) is proud to present “A Celebration of American Music,” to be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Reidsville Senior High School Auditorium, 1901 South Park Drive in Reidsville. Admission for adults is $8 and students $5. Tickets are available at the museum, located in the former Rockingham County Courthouse in Wentworth, as well as online at The proceeds from this event will be used to support the work of the museum. Continue reading

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Step back into the mid-19th Century and see how people celebrated Christmas in Rockingham County

The Museum & Archives of Rockingham County (MARC) Proudly Presents An 1845 Piedmont Christmas at Wright Tavern Saturday-Nov. 30, 2013 from 1-4pm  . Step back into the mid-19th Century and see how people celebrated Christmas in Rockingham County. Enjoy the … Continue reading

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