To explore the Kernersville Museum's Digital Exhibits, click the button below. Exhibits include: The Mildred Ballard Collection, The John H. Anderson Collection, Ray Mathis and the Kernersville YMCA, the Historic Train Depot, and the Stafford Store.
Kernersville: History of a Crossroads Community
May 6, 2017 will be the grand opening of our new exhibit, Kernersville: History of a Crossroads Community. We are so excited to share your history with you! Please stop by the Museum during the Spring Folly to see what we have done. Find a piece of your own history, right here waiting for you. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regular Open Hours for the Museum begin May 9, 2017. We will be open Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Saturday's 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
This project was made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This project was also made possible by a grant from the Wells Fargo Corporation.
Faces and Places
Our newest exhibit, Faces and Places of Kernersville takes a look at what makes Kernersville a community. From a small community to a bustling town, who are the people and what are the places that make Kernersville such a unique place? This exhibit takes you on a journey from the early 1900's all the way up to the modern day, exploring what makes Kernersville a community.
The exhibit features two rooms, both of which focus on Kernersville as a community. Local businesses, characters and events are all displayed, creating an immersive and unique look into the heart of our town.
Tobacco Barn Exhibit
On October 20, 2018 the Kernersville Museum debuted its first outdoor exhibit, the Tobacco Barn.
This exhibit takes a look at the local tobacco culture from Kernersville and the importance tobacco barns had on farming.
Kernersville Museum's Oral History Exhibit
On December 10, 2017 the Kernersville Museum debuted our first interactive oral history exhibit. This is a growing exhibit that features interviews with citizens in the Kernersville community, recounting their experiences growing up in the area. Two stations are currently set up in the museum.
The first, is an addition to our growing Take Me Out to the Ballgame exhibit. It features interviews with Kernersville's citizens about the local sports history.
The second, is called the Ivey Redmon Storytelling Corner. There you can find stories told from local people in the community, telling what Kernersville was like while they grew up.
Videos will be added to the collection as it grows, providing new and unique stories to listen to.