Our Roots

November 16, 2018

Cultural Resource Management and Why It Is Important for Cornelius

Introducing Gerard Thomas, our guest contributor on matters of heritage, history and preservation efforts.  
November 8, 2018

Honor Our Veterans this Saturday at Town Hall

Join the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 for their annual Veterans Day Celebration, starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10. The gathering […]
June 21, 2018

Our Roots: The Ag Building

DID YOU KNOW? 🤔 This building known as the Agricultural (Ag) Building, a part of the Cornelius Elementary campus, was constructed in the 1930s as part of the […]
May 29, 2018

Our Roots: Liverpool

DID YOU KNOW? Before Cornelius was incorporated as a town, the area was known as Liverpool. RJ Stough’s cotton weigh station became such a popular and convenient […]
April 27, 2018

Our Roots: Tree of Knowledge

DID YOU KNOW? 🤔 This towering Oak Tree served as Cornelius’s first unofficial Town Square. 🌳 The “Tree of Knowledge” once stood as a central meeting place, a landmark […]
April 13, 2018

Our Roots: How Cornelius Was Formed

DID YOU KNOW? 🤔 Cornelius was formed due to one businessman’s decision in 1885. RJ Stough possessed the gumption to re-locate his cotton weighing scales to a small […]
March 10, 2018

Standing Strong: Public Art Pieces Bolster Civic and Cultural Life

We all have a favorite. From the Mark Twain statue to the Jitterbug by Rite Aid to the murals in Oak Street Mill, the public art […]
February 23, 2018

Flashback Friday: The Barbers of Brick Row

As recollected by Jack Conard Jr: There used to be two barber shops in the north end of brick row, next to the railroad, across from […]
February 6, 2018

February Art Exhibits: Live Performances: Celebrate Black History Month in OTC

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Old […]
February 1, 2018

Making History: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Enter: three local artists and a boarded up old building. The building adjacent to OTPH on Catawba Ave is undergoing restoration and while the owner is […]