The Yadkin Historical Society is partnering with the Yadkin Arts Council to present a photography exhibit “A New Look at Yadkin County History During the 20th Century” on the Red Wall Gallery May 19 through June 24. This exhibition will feature a collection of black and white photographs taken in the early 20th century, approximately from 1910 to 1960. An opening reception to celebrate this look at Yadkin County’s history will be held on Thursday, May 19 from 5-7 p.m. in the Center Bistro at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center.
Some of the subject matter featured in this collection includes horse and buggy riders at the courthouse (1910), first motor delivery of mail (1916), Mt. Pleasant School (1906), West Yadkin Girls Basketball Team (1949), Yadkin County Centennial Parade (1950), laying of the Hoots Hospital cornerstone (1951), World War II bomber vets (1943), Yadkin County High School people of color (1951), Yadkin County High School Basketball Team (1960), May Day Ceremony at Yadkin County High School (1966), elderly people of color (1951), and big poplar tree at the Battle of Shallow Ford (1996). Each of these images is described in a free booklet that will be available to pick up at the opening of the exhibit.