Martin County Historical Society
PRESERVING THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF MARTIN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
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Help us bring our history to life!
We need video and/or audio of tobacco auctions, hog killings, grist mills, farm harvests (puttin' in tobacco, stackin' peanuts, pickin' cotton), people making dip nets, "corning" herrings, logging with mules or early equipment, making tools, church dinners-on-the-ground...and more! 

NOTE: The Martin County Historical Society is a volunteer organization so, any time you can help save by doing the research on these subjects, locating and borrowing the materials yourself, will make getting them published online more likely!  Some tips: If you have or can find an old video and cannot go to the expense of having it converted to digital form, the inexpensive work-around is to project the video onto a screen or smooth white wall and re-videotape it with a digital camera. Although it isn't the ideal way to do this, it does work (some of the videos below are examples!)
Train Ride Through Martin County (circa 1961)
Original video by Tilmon Coltrain, Jamesville, NC.  Thanks to Tony Dickerson for finding and saving the video and for sharing it with Jeff, Bailey and Deane Phelps who converted it to digital format for web use.
   
  Sunnyside Oyster Bar-WUNC-TV video
   
Easter Monday - Jamesville, NC (circa 1960)
Original video by Tilmon Coltrain, Jamesville. Thanks to Tony Dickerson for finding and saving the video and for sharing it with Jeff, Bailey and Deane Phelps who converted it to digital format for web use. View
   
1940's Youth, Circa - Robersonville
Joe Robertson - Robersonville Community Life 1930's and 1940's especially Irving Smith, Jr. and community life
   
You CAN Go Home Again
Compiled by Wayne Hopkins
View Sample from a two-part DVD containing "It's a Good Town: Williamston 1934" featuring scenes of the town in that year, and "Williamston on Parade: 1951", a fascinating window on life in Williamston during that time. Thanks go to Mrs. Frankie Griffin and her husband Dr. V.E. Brown for the 1951 film.
   
   
   
   
   
   
Looking for Video/Audio on these subjects:   
  • Martin County Tobacco Warehouse Auctions
  • Fort Branch Re-enactment
  • Early Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center
Please see NOTE at left!
AND...Don't miss the new Martin County Heritage Project, an ongoing online collection of histories for families, places, events, churches, legends, lore and so much more! Take part in this exciting new way to share your history.