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The Apex Historical Society shares a common bond with many similar organizations around the local area, state and nation to work toward discovering and preserving historical information about how our communities began and help retain the character of earlier times as our society evolves.

A number of those organizations are listed here to provide provide insight to our neighboring communities and their activities.


Local


Apex Historical Society - In October, 1987, the Apex Historical Society was formed to capture and preserve history from the towns colorful past as a small, rural settlement and insure the character of that early time remains a part of the rapidly evolving community of today and help guide its future progress. Officially chartered in March, 1988, the Apex Historical Society has grown to include both new and long time residents with the same vision and purpose. Read more...

Wake County Historical Society - The WCHS was formed in 1957 to help preserve the history of Wake County and educate people on important events that happened in Wake and surrounding counties. The premise for forming the Society was that If one appreciates the past, they will be better able to understand the present. Read more...

Capital Area Preservation - As Wake County's non-profit historic preservation organization, Capital Area Preservation (CAP) works to secure a place for historic resources in Wake County's future through programs of protection, promotion and education. Read more...

The Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies is a coalition of societies, associations, and commissions located throughout the state that are dedicated to preserving and promoting history in North Carolina. An advisory board made up of members of historical organizations from across the state. Read more...

Historic Oakwood - Oakwood is a nineteenth century neighborhood and historic district located near downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The neighborhood includes hundreds of homes in a variety of architectural styles, many of which have been painstakingly restored and preserved to maintain their original stature and beauty. Sidewalks and trees line the quiet streets, making it an ideal place for a walking tour during an afternoon visit. Read more...


The Chatham County Historical Association
is a non-profit corporation consisting of people interested in preserving and communicating the history of Chatham County, North Carolina. Read more...
The Chapel Hill Historical Society is located at the Boundary Street entrance of the Chapel Hill Museum, 523 East Franklin Street, in the Historic District near the campus and downtown area. The name Chapel Hill Historical Society suggests a focus upon the town of Chapel Hill, but the organization actually is equally concerned with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the two are inseparable. Read more...
Preservation Durham - Preservation Durham's mission is to preserve the history, architecture, and cultural heritage of Durham and Durham County and to serve as an institution for the education of citizens through promotion and appreciation of this heritage. Founded in 1974 as the Historic Preservation Society of Durham, Preservation Durham has achieved a regional reputation as one of North Carolina's outstanding historic preservation non-profits. Read more...

State

North Carolina Office of Archives & History - The North Carolina Office of Archives and History collects, preserves, and utilizes the state's historic resources so that present and future residents may better understand their history. The office safeguards documentary and material evidence of past generations for the education of all citizens and the protection of their democratic rights. Read more...


Regional


Anson County Historical society - The Anson County Historical Society was formed in the 1950’s by a group of Ansonians interested in preserving the heritage of Anson County. The The society's funding is generally used for maintenance and upkeep of The Boggan-Hammond House and the Alexander-Little Wing furnished with period furniture and other artifacts representing everyday life in the late 1700’s and early to mid 1800’s. Read more...
Ashe County Historical Society - The Ashe County Historical Society, organized in 1983, is guided by its mission to preserve, collect, present, and promote the rich history of the Ashe County area. The society motto is: "Preserving Our Past for Your Future." All interested persons are welcome to join us in our endeavors to preserve Ashe County’s "yesterday". Read more...
Beaufort Historical Association
PO Box 363
Beaufort NC 28516
Phone: 252-728-5225 or 800-575-7483
Fax: 252-728-4966
Website: Visit the website...
Belmont Historical Association
PO Box 244
Belmont NC 28012
Big Ivy Historical Society
PO Box 402
Barnardsville NC 28709
Website: Visit the website...
Historic Burke Foundation Society Inc
PO Box 915
Morganton NC 28680
Phone: 828-437-4104
Website: Visit the website...
Caldwell County Historical Society & Museum
112 Vaiden St SW
Lenoir NC 28645
Website: Visit the website...
Carteret County Historical Society Inc
1008 Arendell St
Morehead City NC 28557
Phone: 252-247-7533
Website: Visit the website...
Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society
1100 N Main St
Mount Pleasant NC 28124

Cashiers Historical Society
- The Mission ofthe Cashiers Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the Zachary-Tolbert House and Cashiers Valley in order to inspire discovery and appreciation of our past as guidance for the future. Read more...
Catawba County Historical Association
PO Box 73
Newton NC 28658
Phone: 828-465-0383
Website: Visit the website...
Cherokee-Moravian Historical Association
PO Box 15523
Winston-Salem NC 27113
Website: Visit the website...
Cherryville Historical Society
109 E Main St
Cherryville NC 28021
Chicamacomico Historical Society
PO Box 5
Rodanthe NC 27968

collCollettsville Historical Society - Collettsville is a very quiet community located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the John's River and Mulberry Creek waters flow peacefully to join Wilson's Creek on the way to the Catawba River. A post office was established here in 1847 - four years before the county was formed. The Society strives to preserve the history and heritage of ancestors who settled, lived and worked in the northwestern corner of Caldwell County, NC. The Society spans the communities of Collettsville, Mulberry, Johns River, Globe, Upton, Maple Grove, Adako, Wilson's Creek, Mortimer, Edgemont, Cary's Flat, and Roseborough. Read more...

Cumberland County Historical Society, Inc.
525 Vista Drive
Fayetteville NC 28305
Phone: 910-484-1026
Duplin County Historical Society
PO Box 775
Kenansville NC 28349
Website: Visit the website...
Historic Flat Rock, Inc.
PO Box 295
Flat Rock NC 28731
Phone: 828-698-0030
Website: Visit the website...
Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies
4610 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699
Phone: 919-807-7280
Website: Visit the website...
Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, Inc.
P.O. Box 355
Hamilton NC 27840
Contact: Don Torrence
Phone: 1-800-776-8566 or 1-252-809-1865
Fax: 1-252-792-8710
Website: Visit the website...
Francis Mill Preservation Society
14 Hugh Massie Rd
Waynesville NC 28786
Phone: 828-456-6307
Website: Visit the website...
Friends of Mountain History
134 Wright Brothers Way
Fletcher NC 28732
Contact: Kaye Myers
Phone: 828-687-7234
Fax: 828-687-7552
Website: Visit the website...
Friends of Portsmouth Island
PO Box 2303
Morehead City NC 28557
Contact: Kathy McNeilly
Phone: 828-438-1364 or 828-433-1193
Fax: 828-438-9148
Website: Visit the website...
Harnett Historical Association - The mission of the Harnett Historical Association is to find and save historical properties from destruction and turn them into examples of various periods in the the area's history at venues throughout the county. Read more...
Henderson County Historic Courthouse Corporation, Inc.
400 North Main Street
Hendersonville NC 28792
Website: Visit the website...
Hickory Landmarks Society
542 2nd St NE
Hickory NC 28601
Website: Visit the website...
Highlands Historical Society - In 1979 a small group of Highlands residents shared a concern for the history of the town - the area was changing rapidly and historic structures were disappearing. The citizens formed the Highlands Historical Preservation Society, Inc., a non-profit organization, which unfortunately fell into inactivity. In 1999 it was reactivated as the Highlands Historical Society, Inc. for the same reasons it was originally formed. By 2000 the new society bought for the oldest house still standing in Highlands for its home and by 2002 was honored by the North Carolina Society of Historians for its progress as an an active society intent on preserving and promoting the heritage of Highlands. Read more...
Historic Burke Foundation Society Inc
PO Box 915
Morganton NC 28680
Phone: 828-437-4104
Website: Visit the website...
Historic Flat Rock, Inc.
PO Box 295
Flat Rock NC 28731
Phone: 828-698-0030
Website: Visit the website...
Historic Hope Foundation, Inc
132 Hope House Ln
Windsor NC 27983
Phone: 252-794-3140
Fax: 252-794-5583
Website: Visit the website...
Hyde County Historical
7820 Piney Woods Rd
& Genealogical Society
Fairfield NC 27826
Historic Jamestown Society
603 W Main St
Jamestown NC 27282
Historic Woodville
Lewiston-Woodville NC
Website: Visit the website...
Johnston County Heritage Center
PO Box 2709
Smithfield NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-2836
Website: Visit the website...
Kelly Historical Society - Kelly is a small rural community in eastern North Carolina, almost in the "toe" of Bladen County. The Cape Fear River creates its boundary line on the south, flowing from mid-state into the Atlantic Ocean. One Saturday afternoon in the Fall of 2003, "Richard" and "Linda" happened to meet at the local dumpster. Linda said, "Richard, do you ever think about organizing a historical society in the Kelly area?" Richard replied, "All the time! Let's call a meeting and see if we can get things started.". Read more...
Lawndale Historical Society - The Lawndale Historical Society was formed in 1993 and the Museum on the old Piedmont School grounds was dedicated in 1995. Located on the grounds of the former Piedmont School, the Lawndale Historical Museum preserves the community and family history of Lawndale and Upper Cleveland County. Exhibits include documents, photographs, and artifacts focusing on Cleveland Mills, the Piedmont School, and the residents of Lawndale. Read more...
Malcolm Blue Historical Society
PO Box 603
Aberdeen NC 28315
Macon County Historical Society & Museum - The Macon County Historical Society was born out of a concern for and desire to preserve the Nikwasi Indian Mound in Franklin, NC.  Formed in 1946, the Society successfully raised funds to purchase the mound and then deeded it in trust to the town of Franklin. Read more...
Maxton Historical Society
201 W Graham St
Maxton NC 28364
Mecklenburg Historical Association
PO Box 35032
Charlotte NC 28235
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Mitchelltown Preservation Society
510 W. Washington Street
Kinston NC 28501
Website: Visit the website...
Moore County Historical Association
PO Box 324
Southern Pines NC 28388
Phone: 910-692-2051
Fax: 910-692-2051
Website: Visit the website...
Murfreesboro Historical Association
116 E. Main Street
Roberts-Vaughan Village Center
Murfreesboro NC 27855
Phone: 252-398-5922
Fax: 252-398-5871
Website: Visit the website...
Historical Society of New Bern
510 Pollock St
New Bern NC 28562
NC African-American Historical Society
PO Box 26334
Raleigh NC 27611
Website: Visit the website...
North Carolina Friends Historical Society
PO Box 8502
Greensboro NC 27419
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
New Bern Preservation Foundation
PO Box 207
510 B Pollock Street
New Bern NC 28530
Contact: Charles Peterson
Phone: 252-633-6448
Fax: 252-633-4428
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Ocracoke Preservation Society
PO Box 1240
Ocracoke NC 27960
Phone: 252-928-7375
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Pender County Historical Society
PO Box 1380
Burgaw NC 28425
Phone: 910-259-8543
Perquimans County Restoration Association
Newbold-White House
151 Newbold White Rd
Hertford NC 27944
Phone: 252-426-7567
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Person County Historical Society
PO Box 887
Roxboro NC 27573

Pitt County Historical Society - A nonprofit association whose mission is to preserve and increase awareness of the history of Pitt County. Read more...

Preservation Greensboro Inc.
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro NC 27401
Contact: Benjamin Briggs, Executive Director
Phone: 336-272-5003
Fax: 336-271-8049
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society was founded in 1956 and is dedicated to the preservation and study of history in the Lower Cape Fear region. Its activities include restoration and exhibition of the Latimer House, a Victorian Italianate upper-class merchant's house in Wilmington's Historic District; the upkeep of the Society archives containing a wealth of local historic documents and publications; and a plethora of events, lectures, programs, and exhibits. The Society also sponsors walking tours of downtown Wilmington. Read more...
Historic Salisbury Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 4221
Salisbury NC 28145
Phone: 704-636-0103
Fax: 704-636-2522
Website: Visit the website...
Stokes County Historical Society - The Stokes County Historical Society was established in 1968 to: Study the history of Stokes County; Collect, preserve, and display papers, books, relics, and other items of historical interest; Acquire and manage real estate and personal property of an historical nature; and Provide for the marking and preservation of historical sites and buildings. Read more...
Historical Society of Topsail Island
720 Channel Boulevard
Topsail Beach NC 28445
Phone: 910-329-4446 or 800-626-2780
Website: Visit the website...

Collettesville Historical Society - The village of Collettsville is located in the foot hills of western North Carolina in northwestern Caldwell County. The town is at the confluence of Mulberry Creek and Johns River. This neck of the woods covers the northwestern section of Caldwell County from Wilson Creek, including Johns River to Mulberry Creek. The area was settled, beginning in the late 1750's and 1760's by Scot-Irish, Germans and other nationalities. Read more...

 

Collettsville Historical Society - Collettsville is a very quiet community located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the John's River and Mulberry Creek waters flow peacefully to join Wilson's Creek on the way to the Catawba River. A post office was established here in 1847 - four years before the county was formed. The Society's goal is to preserve the history and heritage ancestors who settled, lived and worked in this northwestern corner of Caldwell County, North Carolina. The Society spans the communities of Collettsville, Mulberry, Johns River, Globe, Upton, Maple Grove, Adako, Wilson's Creek, Mortimer, Edgemont, Cary's Flat, and Roseborough.

Contact:
Collettsville Historical Society
PO Box 152
Collettsville, NC 28611-0100
Email:collettsvillehistory@yahoo.com
Website: Visit the website...

 

 

Historic Wilmington Foundation
516 North Fourth Street
Wilmington NC 28401
Phone: 910-762-2511
Fax: 910-762-1551
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Historic Woodville
Lewiston-Woodville NC
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Historical Preservation Group
1603 West Road
Kinston NC 28501
Phone: 252-522-0540
Website: Visit the website...
Richmond County Historical Society, Inc
PO Box 1763
Rockingham NC 28380
Transylvania County Historical Society
PO Box 2061
Brevard NC 28712
Phone: 828-884-5137
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Wachovia Historical Society
PO Box 20803
Winston Salem NC 27120
Phone: 336-722-5020
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Warren County Historical Association
210 Plummer Street
Warrenton NC 27589
Washington Area Historic Foundation
310 W Main St
Washington NC 27889
Washington County Historical Society
302 East Water Street
Plymouth NC 27962
Western NC Historical Association, Inc.
283 Victoria Rd
Asheville NC 28801
Phone: 828-253-9231
Website: Visit the website...
Western North Carolina Historical Association and Smith-McDowell House Museum
283 Victoria Road
Asheville NC 28801
Phone: 828-253-9231
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Wilson Historic Preservation Commission
PO Box 10
Wilson NC 27894
Yadkin County Historical Society
216 S Van Buren St
Yadkinville NC 27055
Yancey History Association
PO Box 1088
Burnsville NC 28714
 
 

National

The Moravian Historical Society - One of the oldest historical societies in Pennsylvania, the Moravian Historical Society was established in 1857 to preserve the history of the Moravian Church. The founding members wished to preserve the church's history and customs which they feared might be forgotten. The society's mission is to present the story of the Moravian Church and its contributions to American history and culture. Read more...
 
Miscellaneous
New Bern Preservation Foundation
PO Box 207
510 B Pollock Street
New Bern NC 28530
Contact: Charles Peterson
Phone: 252-633-6448
Fax: 252-633-4428
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Cherokee County Historical Museum
87 Peachtree St
Murphy NC 28906
Coe Foundation for Archaeological Research
PO Box 25311
Raleigh NC 27611
Website: Visit the website...
Cultural Heritage Museum
PO Box 848
242 South Queen Street
Kinston NC 28502
Phone: 252-523-1873
Fax: 252-522-4971
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Forest History Society
701 William Vickers Ave
Durham NC 27701
Contact: Steven Anderson, President
Phone: 919-682-9319
Fax: 919-682-2349
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...

 

Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, Inc.
P.O. Box 355
Hamilton NC 27840
Contact: Don Torrence
Phone: 1-800-776-8566 or 1-252-809-1865
Fax: 1-252-792-8710
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Henderson County Historic Courthouse Corporation, Inc.
400 North Main Street
Hendersonville NC 28792
Website: Visit the website...
Hickory Landmarks Society
542 2nd St NE
Hickory NC 28601
Website: Visit the website...
Johnston County Heritage Center
PO Box 2709
Smithfield NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-2836
Website: Visit the website...
North Carolina Society of Historians
PO Box 93
Sherrills Ford NC 28673
Phone: 828-478-2469
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
North Carolina Association of Historians
Campbell University
PO Box 356
Buies Creek NC 27506
Contact: Department of Government, History, and Justice
Phone: 910-893-1480
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
North Carolina Genealogical Society
PO Box 22
Greenville NC 27835
Website: Visit the website...
Ocracoke Preservation Society
PO Box 1240
Ocracoke NC 27960
Phone: 252-928-7375
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Old West Durham Neighborhood Association
Durham NC
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society
PO Box 1005
Morehead City NC 28557
Phone: 919-787-6378
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Preservation North Carolina
PO Box 27644
Raleigh NC 27611
Phone: 919-832-3652
Website: Visit the website...
Preserve Historic Forsyth, Inc.
PO Box G, Salem Station
Winston-Salem NC 27108
Contact: Dave Marley
Phone: 336-306-2423
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Railroad House Historical Society Inc
505 Rockingham Rd
Rockingham NC 28379
Society of North Carolina Archivists
PO Box 20448
Raleigh NC 27619
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Southport Historical Society
PO Box 10014
Southport NC 28461
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Spring Green Preservation Fund, Inc.
903 Kildaire Farm Road
(service site in Martin County, NC)
Cary NC 27511
Contact: Thomas L. "Lew" Grimes
Phone: 919-469-5443
Fax: 919-469-5657
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
The Friends of the Archives, Inc.
4614 Mail Service Ctr
Raleigh NC 27699
Website: Visit the website...
The Mattamuskeet Foundation, Inc.
4377 Lewis Lane Rd
Ayden NC 28513
Phone: 252-746-4221
Fax: 252-746-4698
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
The Pope House Museum Foundation
511 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: 919-833-4633
Fax: 919-821-7667
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
The Winterville Historical Society Museums
2543 Church St
Winterville NC 28590
Trading Ford Historic District Preservation Association
400 Lantz Avenue
Salisbury NC 28144
Phone: 704-633-3125
Email: Send an email...
Website: Visit the website...
Trading Path Association
PO Box 643
Hillsborough NC 27278
Phone: 919-644-0600
Fax: 919-644-0600
Website: Visit the website...
 
 
 
 
 

Apex Historical Society
P.O. Box 506
Apex, NC 27502
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