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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
David Holifield
Ginna Gray
Kristy Todd
  

Upcoming historical programs:


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.  Deadline for entries is June 19.
ENTRY FORM   PDF

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

Ongoing programs:

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 a past 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 and Universal Chevrolet for hosting this display.