Tuesday thru Saturday 11am - 4pm or by appointment
Wayne County in the North Carolina Turpentine Boom
Saturday, October 18th, 1pm
Dr. Bryson Bateman will speak on Wayne County's role in the turpentine industry. Products from the pine tree were big business around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries and Wayne County was a part of that worldwide network.
The lecture will last about an hour and is free to the public.
The Wayne County Historical Association is in the process of restoring the 1856 Presbyterian Church located on the corner of Ash and James Streets in downtown Goldsboro.
For more information or to donate please click here to view a brochure.
Center Street is currently undergoing a complete makeover. As the street is torn up, volunteers are looking through the tons of dirt, searching for objects covered up more than 80 years ago when Center St was first paved. Many of these objects will eventually be on display here at the museum.
Check out the project's Facebook page to keep up with what's been found and find out how to volunteer to help.
We are proud to be a stop on the Civil War Trails program, which highlights historic sites throughout North Carolina and the South. Click here for more information.