Visitors Center on Main Street, MurfreesboroThe Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc. was chartered in 1966. It had no property but it did have a small group of enthusiastic members determined to save the historic heritage of the town.
Today, the Murfreesboro Historical Association has more than 300 members and its holdings include ten historic buildings, three museums and a cemetery



The mission of the Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc. is to preserve and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Town of Murfreesboro, North Carolina. In fulfilling this mission, the Association encourages and supports actively the acquisition, restoration, and rehabilitation of significant historic properties throughout the local areas as well as the revitalization of the Town’s older neighborhoods and central business district.

The Association collects, researches and preserves historical objects and artifacts that relate directly to the cultural values of the area. These objects, displayed in museum settings, form an educational resource through which their meaning can be made clear in historic context. They are offered to the public to illustrate realistically the broad patterns, themes, and trends that constitute Murfreesboro’s history.

By advocating for the preservation ethic, and espousing the need to maintain our heritage for cultural and aesthetic reasons, the Association strives foremost to promote stewardship and citizen responsibility for the care of our historic legacy. In so doing, we seek ultimately to make our community a better place in which to live.


100 North Carolina Counties
Your guide to visiting all 100 historic counties in The Old North State.
Welcome, North Carolina travelers!  This website is intended to be an easy, informative source for those seeking enjoyable ways to spend time in a wondrous state once promoted as "Variety Vacationland."  Users will discover that, while the site covers attractions of all types, there is a special emphasis given to those of a historic nature.

AAA Carolinas
AAA automobile clubs had a two-fold purpose: First, to provide specialized services to members – such as emergency road service, travel and touring service, and other direct benefits.  Secondly, to work for the improvement of motoring and travel conditions generally, particularly in the field of legislation, highways and taxation, and street and  highway safety.
AAA Carolinas is proud of its service record – the role it has played in the welfare of the Carolinas and its contribution to the nation at large through its affiliation with the American Automobile Association.
AAA Carolinas remains a civic, not-for-profit corporation, that 10, 20, or 100 years from now will be as earnestly defending the rights of members and the motoring public as it is today. New services undreamed of in our present economy will be at your disposal.
In the future, as in the past, AAA will take a leading part in civic work, safety activities, legislative representation, and in personalized service.  

Chowan University
Founded in 1848, Chowan University is a Christian undergraduate educational institution with 63 academic programs amd approximately 1000 undergraduates of diverse backgrounds from across the US and around the world! With 300 park-like acres including Lake Vann, "Squirrel Park," and the original 1851 McDowell Columns building, the CU Hawks play in NCAA D-II and National Christian College Athletic Association competition. Chowan University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate and baccalaureate degree.

Elizabeth Sewell Parker Memorial Library
Albemarle Regional Library - serving Bertie, Gates, Hertford and Northampton counties.

Fan Association of North America
The Fan Association of North America (FANA) is an organization with individual and institutional members who have an interest in the study, conservation, acquisition and identification of antique, vintage and collectible hand fans.

Halifax County
Need help around Roanoke Rapids, NC?  What to do in Halifax County, North Carolina? Need information on where to go and how to get there? Do you have a question about our weather? Need more information on an event happening in Halifax County, North Carolina? Visit our website and you'll find answers to any questions you may have about Halifax County.

Historic Albemarle Tour
When you embark on the Historic Albemarle Tour, which winds through 29 sites and 17 coastal North Carolina counties, you encounter chapters from American history that teach volumes about the present.

The tale of this ancient region is the story of America. It’s a story of growth and change. Of wilderness walks and uncharted horizons. Of rivers and oceans. Of exploration and independence. A multi-dimensional microcosm of the American experience. Relive our history by joining the Historic Albemarle Tour.

Lost Colony in Manteo
The nation’s premier and longest-running symphonic drama that celebrates the 117 English men, women, and children of the first English colonies on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Marion Stedman Covington Foundation
The Marion Stedman Covington Foundation promotes the field of historic preservation in North Carolina through financial support and leadership.Mrs. Covington had a long history of voluntarism and philanthropy. She was a leader in North Carolina’s historic preservation movement for more than fifteen years. In 1991, Preservation/North Carolina recognized Mrs. Covington’s contributions by naming her Honorary Life President. One of her most significant contributions was the establishment of the Stedman Incentive Grant, given in memory of her father. This grant has been presented annually since 1976 by Preservation/North Carolina to assist nonprofit organizations in their preservation efforts. Alexa Aycock is the Executive Director. You may email Ms. Aycock at info@mscovingtonfoundation.org

North Carolina Community Foundation
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $89 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $191 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

The NCCF is proud of our partnership with nonprofits that serve and support communities throughout North Carolina. Our relationship with North Carolina’s nonprofit sector spans several categories. We hold many nonprofit endowment funds for these nonprofit agencies. Community funds held by our affiliate foundations support nonprofits in 67 counties across the state. We work with nonprofits to create strategies to build endowments. And we work with nonprofits to leverage their resources through grant-seeker workshops and other capacity-building educational offerings. Call us 252-398-5922 to find out how you can contribute to the Murfreesboro Historical Association Endowment.

Roanoke Rapids Theater
The Roanoke Rapids Theatre is a 1,500 seat theatre with state of the art sound, lighting and video, promising high energy country music entertainment.

Red Barn Market
Farmers Market for Hertford and Northampton Counties.If you travel down Hwy 158, right outside of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, you will see a large, jaunty edifice identified as the Red Barn Market.  What you are viewing is the culmination of eleven years of hard work and dedication by a community.    Now a busy nexus of farmers, crafters, food artisans, and agricultural projects, the Farmers’ Market was once a “pilot project” of concerned citizens.  In 2001, anxious to create an organized outlet for local farmers to sell their goods directly to the public, the Murfreesboro New Master Gardeners partnered with the Murfreesboro Historical Association for use of the parking lot at the Roberts Vaughan Village Center.  Using tailgates and trailers, the farmers offered fresh, local vegetables and fruits to the public while vendors sold baked goods, candles, soaps and crafts.  The pilot project was a success and the future Red Barn Market was born.

Town of Murfreesboro
Folks are finding that our town is a perfect place to rear children, to start a small business, to attend a University, to retire, to take life as slow or accelerated as one would have it. It is still a place where men tip their hats, open doors, display good manners, and even give a gentle wave each day to one another.

Triangle Community Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation has enjoyed a reputation of philanthropic innovation and contribution to the Triangle since its inception in 1983. Paralleling the growth of our region, TCF has exemplified an essential element of our community’s formula for success: true progress means progress for everyone, especially for those most in need. We serve: Individuals and families; Businesses; Professional advisors; Nonprofit organizations; The Triangle Community.
Please feel free to contact our staff by phone, email or through standard mail at the address below: Triangle Community Foundation 324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220 Durham, NC 27701-3690 Phone: 919.474.8370 Fax: 919.941.9208
Donor Services: 919.474.8363

Whether you're looking for scenic tours, cultural attractions, outdoor adventure or great local food and drinks, we’ve got you covered.


President - Lamar VanBrackle
Vice President - Lloyd Hill
Secretary - SuEllen Askew
Treasurer - Paige Sumner

Property Manager
Lloyd Hill


Term Ends 2020
Raymond Benthall, Jennifer Brett, Matt Edwards, Linda Hassell,
Linda Shotwell

Term Ends 2021
Carole Farnham, Sandra Fowler, Sarah F. Hill, Michael Saner, 
Ken Wolfskill

Term Ends 2022
Suzanne Deets, Elicia Revelle, Charles Pond, John Sullin,
Brenda Tinkham

Carol B Lassiter - Murfree-Smith Law Office (Collections)
Mary Etta Flowers - Hertford Academy
Steve Fowler - William Rea Museum
Dennis Pauly - Evans Tinsmith Shop
Vacant - Roberts-Vaughan House
Frances Van Brackle - John Wheeler House
Hal Thomas - Winborne Country Store & Winborne Law Office
Matthew Howell - Vincent-Deale Blacksmith Shop
Ken Chrisiton - Agriculture/Transportation Building
Mitchell Henke - Village Print Shop
Steve Sumner - Southall Cemetery
Colon Ballance - Brady C. Jefcoat Museum

Peter Griffith - Museum Curator

Office Manager - Audrey Stephenson

About MHA
Museums & Historic District

• Agriculture/Transportation Museum
• Brady C. Jefcoat Museum
• Dr. Walter Reed House
• Evans Tin Shop
• Hertford Academy
• John Wheeler House
• Murfree-Smith Law Office
• Roberts-Vaughan House
• Southall Cemetery
• Village Print Shop
• Vincent-Deale Blacksmith Shop
• William Rea Museum
• Winborne Law Office and Country Store

Brady C. Jefcoat Museum
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The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 3 • Murfreesboro, NC 27855
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