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Wendell Historical Society

Recognizing and preserving the historical treasures in Wendell

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Welcome to the Wendell Historical Society!

We are an organization of concerned citizens who are focused on the preservation of Wendell's historical treasures. 

Our officers

Sid Baynes

Vice President:
Mary Jo Cashion

Judy Edwards

Ray Hinnant
Board Members:
Keith Acree
Nora Cambier
Ginna Gray
Kristy Todd

Our next historical programs:

March 16 – 7 p.m. – Covenant Presbyterian Church - fellowship hall   125 S. Selma Rd. Wendell
A Night to Honor Veterans 
Kathryn Watson Quigg of Wake Forest, will speak about her book “To Any Soldier,” which she co-wrote with G.C. Hendricks, a North Carolina native who now lives in Bigfork, Montana.  Quigg is a former chair of the Wake County Board of Education. Books will be available for sale.  Al White and Rocky Ray of Wendell's Cedric Harris American Legion Post will also have a part in the program.

October 19 - 7 p.m. - Covenant Presbyterian Church - fellowship hall
"Mrs. Hunter's Five and Dime: A Collector's Dream" presented by Bob Williams of Raleigh

July 4th Essay Contest
The Wendell Historical Society is sponsoring an essay contest in conjunction with its July 4th Celebration. The contest is open to all 4th and 5th graders living in the Wendell area. The winner will participate in the July 4th parade on Main Street and read the winning essay during the program at the J. Ashley Wall Town Square.

Wendell High School Yearbooks

The Wendell Historical Society is seeking Wendell High School yearbooks for the years 1934, 1935 and 1938. We would like to borrow these from the owners so they can be scanned into the Digital NC collection at UNC and then they will be returned. If you have any of these yearbooks, please contact Ray Hinnant at 919-365-3228 or

The Historical Society has already contributed all Wendell High School yearbooks 1933 to 1965 (except those three years) to the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. The yearbooks have been digitized and are now available online.

Wendell's Veterans - On display at Universal Chevrolet
The photo display of Wendell veterans that was created for this year's 4th of July Celebration is on display at the Universal Chevrolet showroom on Main St.  Stop by if you have not seen this wonderful compilation of Wendell history. Thank you to Paul White for hosting this display.