Permanent Exhibits

The Crossing of the Dan

  • The Native American Gallery

  • Military History of Halifax County

  • Old Time Country Store

  • Pioneer Medicine Exhibit

  • The Map of Halifax County

  • Halifax County’s Rail History

  • Tobacco History of Halifax County

New Hours!

Wednesday 10 AM – 4 PM    Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM    Friday 10 AM – 4 PM    Saturday 1 PM – 4 PM


Julius and Ethel Rosenburg: Guilty or Not?

Thursday, July 29

5:30 – 7 PM

Speakers: Larry Clark, Doug Ford, Dr. Carlyle Ramsey, Pamela Smith


About the Program: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage for their role in passing atomic secrets to the Soviets during and after World War II. The husband and wife were later sentenced to death and were executed in 1953. Four speakers will present a different perspective of the Rosenburg family members to shed more light on the lives of Julius and Ethel, the events leading up to their execution, and the impact that it had on the state and their two young sons.

Richard and Mildred Loving: Moving Towards Unity

Thursday, August 19

5:30 – 7 PM

Speaker: Barbara Coleman-Brown


About the Program: The Lovings were a married couple who were criminally charged with interracial marriage under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. During the initial talks by guest speaker Coleman-Brown, attendees will be able to learn about the case that overturned the discriminatory law as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment and how the Lovings struggled on a personal level until the law was overturned.


The Crossing of the Dan


“This American retreat, which extended across the breadth of North Carolina, is considered one of the masterful military achievements of all time.” Dennis M. Conrad, Project Director and Editor, The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


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The Booming 1950s


The 1950s was a time of impressive growth and domestic development in the years immediately following World War II. With so many social, cultural, economic, and technological changes taking the region by storm, Halifax County certainly changed a lot during that time.

Come and take a stroll back through time to the era of Rock ‘n Rock, the US Space Race, and when the last 2 states, Alaska and Hawaii, officially joined the Union.

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April 29, 2021

Thank You for Your Support

The museum's annual membership drive has begun! This year has been a quiet one for the South Boston - Halifax...
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