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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

 
President:
Sid Baynes

Vice President:
Mary Jo Cashion

Secretary:
Judy Edwards

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

2016 Historic Wendell Christmas Tour
Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tour begins at the Historic Wendell Post Office - 101 E. Fourth Street and continues with visits to the following homes:

  • Dr. Thomas H. Avera House, 6600 Robertson Pond Rd.
  • J.E. Nowell House, 240 N. Main St.
  • Wiggins-Scarboro House, 206 S. Main St.
  • Wright-Land House, 121 S. Main St.
  • E.V. Richardson-Hester House, 228 Wendell Falls Pkwy.
  • Williams House, 310 S. Selma Road

Tickets are $10 and available at the following Wendell businesses:

  • Baynes & Company Art & Framing, 3910 Wendell Blvd.
  • Wendell General Store, 28 N. Main St.
Tickets will also be available on the day of the tour at the Wendell Historic Post Office


Our next historical programs:
Jan. 19 – 7 p.m. – Town Hall Meeting Room
“Isaac Kannon and His Legacy”
Boo Knuckley Jefferson will give an illustrated talk on her grandfather, Isaac Kannon, who came to this country as an immigrant and established a business that is flourishing today in its 100th year.  Third-generation in the business, Boo and her siblings are carrying on the family legacy.
 
March 16 – 7 p.m. – Town Hall Meeting Room
“To Any Soldier – A Novel of Vietnam Letters”
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.

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 rhinnant5@nc.rr.com.

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.