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January 23, 2024
Old Garner High School 100th Anniversary

This historic landmark’s Centennial Celebration was held on September 16.  In addition to an information table at the Historic High School site, we hosted many visitors at the Museum who enjoyed looking at our school memorabilia, including the vintage yearbooks in our Genealogy Library.

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January 23, 2024
Downtown Garner Featured in Our State Magazine’s November Issue

Articles featuring the Garner History Museum at the Depot, Banks Bed and Breakfast, Full Bloom Coffee and Angie’s Restaurant. Also mentioned was Aristotle Spirits, Shady’s, Nana’s Lil Sweets, Pedal 2 Petal Bicycle and Plant Shop and Zin Yoga Studio & Wine Lounge.

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September 29, 2023
Downtown Historic District, Museum Get a “Shout Out” on WQDR 94.7 Morning Show

The 94.7 WQDR radio “Q Morning Crew” visited the Garner McDonald’s on Timber Drive on Wednesday morning, July 12th, Captain Don Johnson of the Garner Fire Department and Karen Padgett of the Garner Area Historical Society chatted with the morning hosts Mike and Amanda about “what’s happening” in Garner. Padgett of course mentioned our History […]

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September 29, 2023
COH Summer Campers Tour Museum, Fire Department

Students from the Community of Hope summer camping program visited the Museum on June 28. Sixty-two students and their high school and adult counselors toured the Museum that morning, and also attended a presentation at Fire Station One during their visit. We are very glad to collaborate with Garner Fire and Rescue on our student […]

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September 29, 2023
“Voices of the Past” Scheduled for October 21, 202, 5-7 p.m.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 21st, when The Garner Area Historical Society will present “Voices of the Past” at the Hayes Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. Located at 315 East Garner Road, it is interesting to note that a portion of this cemetery was once known as the Garner Town Cemetery. The event will feature […]

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September 29, 2023
Garner History Museum Receives Prestigious Award

GAHS, along with the Town of Garner, has received a coveted “Anthemion Award” from Capital Area Preservation for its efforts in preserving Garner’s Historic Depot. Presented on September 25, 2023, the award recognizes significant efforts towards historic preservation and adaptive reuse in the greater Raleigh and Wake County Areas. We are very honored to be […]

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September 29, 2023
Noted Genealogist Conducts Workshop for Museum Docents

Well-known genealogist and author Dr. Laura Edwards conducted a workshop for our Museum docents on June 8 at the Depot. The goal of the workshop was to help our Museum volunteers learn more about genealogical research, making us better able to assist our visitors with their own research. (We have Ancestry.com and Newspapers.com currently available […]

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September 4, 2023
Celebrating One Hundred Years, September 16, 2023

The Garner History Museum at the Depot will be open on September 16 from 12:00 to 5:00 with a special exhibit on the grass roots effort that saved the school from demolition.  This exhibit will also be available on Saturday September 9 and Wednesday September 13 from 2-4. Garner Performing Arts Center will have a […]

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June 26, 2023
Eagle Scout Builds Message Board for Museum

The Garner History Museum at the Depot has a new outdoor message and information board. Eagle Scout Candidate, Coleman Allen, worked with our Executive Committee to design this attractive board. Located between the Depot and the Caboose, it will be used for information about the Museum, the Historical Society, fundraising on the Caboose restoration, and […]

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June 26, 2023
GAHS Members Participate in Student Podcast Project

Students from South Garner High School, East Garner Middle School, and Vandora Springs Elementary School have been working on a project this year called “The Garner Chronicles.” “The Chronicles” includes a variety of student-developed and student-produced podcasts that focus on students, families, and the community of Garner, all archived on their student-created Garner Chronicles website. […]

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