Welcome to the Apex Historical Society
website. Take a tour around the site and learn about the history
of a small town once called "Log Pond" and later named
Apex and how it has grown from a small rural village to a bustling
urban community of over 50,000 and growing!
Discover the excitement of living
in a thriving North Carolina community rich in history, shaped
by its small town character and offering the best in residential
living within a short distance of the Blue Ridge Mountains,
the Atlantic Ocean and major metropolitan destinations.
The Apex Historical Society
is a non-profit, membership-supported organization dedicated
to preserving, protecting and promoting the history of Apex,
AHS meetings are currently on hold due
to the coronavirus situation. Please check back for rescheduling
*** On HOLD - Please check back
for news on new date ***
Annual AHS membership meeting - March 19th, 2020, Free and Open
to the Public
PM Pot Luck Dinner
Annual AHS meeting to review current
business and elect new board members for 2020-2021. The board
will elect officers for the year. Bring
your favorite pot luck dish or dessert. BBQ and Chicken will
be provided along with drinks, plates and utensils.
If you are not already a member, come to learn about the Society
and take part in the many activities!
Please contact Diane Long (919-418-6625) if you plan to attend.
Peak-Tique Antiques & Collectibles Festival
Friday-Saturday-Sunday , April 3,
4, 5, 2020. Show hours 9-5 Friday and Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.
to read more about location, vendors, tickets and location.
The fourth annual Apex PEAK-TIQUE Antiques
and Collectibles Festival is being organized and managed jointly
by the Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA), the Apex Historical
Society (AHS) and the Town of Apex (TOA). The ADBA and AHS are
both non-profit organizations. NOTE - The event has
an entry fee of $5.00. Proceeds from the fee goes to the Apex
Historical Society for maintenance of the Maynard-Pearson House.
HOLD - Please check back for news on new date ***
Spring AHS Plant Sale
9th, 2020, from 8:00-2:00 (or when all plants
have been sold)
Maynard-Pearson House, 1101
Olive Chapel Road
The Apex Historical Society annual spring plant sale will be
held May 9, 2020, at the Maynard-Pearson House, 1101 Olive Chapel
Road, Apex, NC 27502. The annual AHS Plant Sale will offer a
large selection of plants at low prices for those that love
gardening. Please contact Diane Long (919-418-6625) for additional
information or to donate plants for the sale. All proceeds go
toward maintenance and operation of the Maynard-Pearson House.
Come early for best selection!
2019 Historic Homes Tour
2019 home tour was held Sunday afternoon, December 8th
This was our part of the annual
three day Apex community holiday event in early December.
Please contact us if you would like to be part of the team
planning the 2020 tour and decorating the Maynard-Pearson
House. The 2020 tour will be the our 34th time hosting the
about homes and sites on the AHS 2019 Home Tour.
Click to view a tour
AHS - Halle Historical
Mark your calendar to attend free historical
presentations at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. See
our full calendar
for all events. These are FREE events provided by the
Apex Historical Society and open to the public!
HOLD - Please check back for news on new date ***
Preservation and Pie Presentation
9th at 7:00 PM - The AHS annual "Preservation and Pie"
event will be held at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Historic
Downtown Apex. A talk will be given by Jeremy Bradham
(Capital Area Preservation) on current area historic preservation
efforts and remarks on interesting local Apex and area history.
Please come and bring a friend, learn about Apex history and
join the AHS!
This is a FREE event provided
by the Apex Historical Society, open to the public and refreshments
will be served! Bring a pie or cookies or just enjoy
the refreshments provided by members!
Check back for news of additional
AHS - Board Member
The Society often has opportunities to serve
on both the AHS Board and the Maynard-Pearson
House Trust to help with preservation of local history
and to plan social and lecture activities for the local community.
The MPH Trust owns the property and handles
maintenance and upkeep and the Board plans
events and conducts tours of the House and offers presentations
to community and school groups about local history. Please contact
us if you would like to join either of these groups and help
continue these activities!
Charitable tax deduction opportunity!
The AHS is seeking donations to
help with costs to repair siding, porches, windows and painting
the entire exterior of the Maynard-Pearson House on Olive Chapel
Road. The cost was $16,500 and was done in September, 2017.
We are seeking funds to offset the cost and continue maintenance
of the house and grounds. Please make a donation via PayPal
and you will receive a confirmation by email to use for tax
The AHS is
a 501-c3 charitable non-profit organization and all donations
are tax deductible. If you are in need of charitable donations
this is your big opportunity to help restore the 1870 structure
to its glory!
Discover more about the history of Apex by
heading to Historic Downtown Apex and drop by to see the AHS
Halle Window display at the back end of the hallway. Thanks
to Heather Werking for a great new exhibit!
History of Tobacco in Apex Area -
History of 1872 Tunstall
House - September, 2017
Check back often for information
about more AHS events at the Halle...
Maynard-Pearson House Tours
us for a personal tour
Tours of the AHS Maynard-Pearson House on Olive Chapel
Road are available for school groups, community organizations,
visitors and anyone interested in seeing a home representing
life in the late 1800's. Tours are FREE and take about an hour.
Donations are always welcomed if you wish to help with maintenance
of the home.
Send us an email note If you want to
arrange a personal tour to learn about history of the house.
AHS Newsletters are available on
the website. Click to read
the latest dispatch or see
The Society now offers a set of
note cards featuring illustrations of historic Apex homes and
sites by local artist Brenda Priest of Your
Door & More - custom pen & ink illustrations. Please
buy a set and help provide operating funds for the AHS. Read
more about the cards and see illustrations...
on Apex History
Check out the Holleman brothers
local book about history of Apex from when the town was established
through 1941. The publication is available at The Rusty Bucket
on Salem Street in Historic Downtown Apex.
The Society is continuing a long
term project to capture and preserve an "oral history"
and memories of the area as told by many residents born or living
here in years past. Over 85 interviews have been recorded and
more are scheduled. Read
the project plan and consider joining the team in this
Team members may click here
to view and print Oral
History interview forms as needed.
Open House Slide Show
a slide show typical of our annual home tours and the Maynard-Pearson
House "open house" events. The virtual tour provides
a glimpse of historical Christmas decorations typical of the
late 1800's and reveals some the town's history. The slide show
was prepared by Mack Thorpe, member of the Society and co-owner
Rusty Bucket, one of the local shops supporting the Society.
Patrons of the AHS
Our sponsors and contributors help us maintain the Maynard-Pearson
House and downtown Caboose and continue to offer tours and events
for the community. We recommend these local businesses and use
them when we need painting, repairs and other services. View
their websites and "buy local" to support the