Museum Events

Alamance County Historical Museum


Cordially invites you to


Dinner with Myrick Howard

President of Preservation North Carolina

“A Retrospective: Forty-Five Years of Historic
Preservation in North Carolina”


    Since 1978, Myrick Howard has been President of Preservation North Carolina, the state’s only statewide private nonprofit preservation organization.

A Durham native, Myrick attended Brown University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Master’s degree in city planning and a law degree in 1978. In 2006, he participated in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He teaches a graduate seminar on Historic Preservation Planning each year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Through the years, Myrick has received a number of statewide awards, including awards from NCSU’s College of Design, NC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, NC Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the North Carolina Society of New York, and the North Caroliniana Society (UNC). In 1996, he was inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr. He has twice been named Tar Heel of the Week by the News and Observer. Myrick lives in a 1939 historic duplex, his eighth renovation.


Thursday, April 20, 2023 

6:00 pm

The Inn at Elon

650 North O’Kelly Avenue

Elon, NC 27244





For reservations please call Alamance County Historical Museum


Reservations by April 13, 2023



Alamance County Historical Museum


Cordially invites you to


Lunch with Elliot Engel

“The Wizardry of Oz: L. Frank Baum and His Classic American Fairy Tale”

Dr. Engel reveals the life of L. Frank Baum and the reasons for the enduring fame of his of his WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Using anecdotes, analysis, and large doses of humor, Professor Engel brings to life this most fascinating of fairy-tale writers.


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

11:30 am


Alamance Country Club

2402 Pineway Dr.

 Burlington, NC 27215







This a continuing event


Plants will be sent at appropriate time for planting.


Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Alamance 
County Historical Museum, Inc. was the birthplace of Edwin
Michael Holt, a pioneer in the southern textile industry.

Museum activities are sponsored in part by a grant from the NC Humanities Council.