The Medicine of Early Settlers Presented by Polk County Historical Association
The Polk County Historical Association starts its 2012-2013 season with this free program that explores the topic "what it was like" medically in Polk County and Western North Carolina when people settled here inthe late 1700s and 1800s and well into the 20th century.
The speaker is Anna Conner, local historian. Everyone is welcome.
For more information call 828-894-3351.
Columbus, NC 28722
Come see this fine collection of historic artifacts that tell the story of Polk County. There is lots to explore that is of interest to both young and old, including an early 1800's stage coach, antique farm tools and implements, a school display, a home setting, a doctor's office, a beauty parlor and many pictures from the past. In addition, our research desk can provide assistance with genealogical searches to help you learn more about your family history. Also, we have a wonderful variety of items for sale including vintage postcards, Polk County History Book, Polk County Cemetery Census and more.
The Polk County History Museum is within walking distance of the Polk County Courthouse which was built in 1859, and historical markers and points of interest such as the Howard Monument, the Dough Boy statue and Stearns Park.
The museum is located in The Feagan Building at 60 Walker St., lower level. The entrance is in the rear of the building.
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment. There is no charge for admission.