The Moore County Historical Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing, the rich historical legacy of the towns, cities and surrounding area, of Moore County, North Carolina.
The Association is a 501(c) (3) organization headquartered at the historic Shaw House in Southern Pines, North Carolina. It is supported by membership, donations, sales of books and gift shop merchandise, and proceeds from fundraisers. Through this support, the Association focuses on community enrichment through the presentation of exhibits at our house-museums, an educational outreach program including speakers and programs for all ages, the offering of a research library and photo archives, and hosting of special events.
- To acquire, manage, restore, reconstruct, preserve, maintain, (or dispose) of historic buildings, grounds, monuments, and objects.
- To erect historical markers and monuments.
- To collect, preserve and own records, books, manuscripts, charts, maps, and other worthy historical materials for its archives.
- To buy and sell real and personal property as may be necessary to carry out the Association’s objectives.
- To open for public viewing and appropriate use, the historic buildings owned by the Association.
- To sell books, monographs, stationery, postcards, and other printed materials, as well as food and drink; and further, to rent space in any of its buildings.
- To present to the public the historic buildings and furnishings owned by the Association as a collection of the period.
- To foster relations of friendship, cordiality and good welfare.
- To disseminate information about the preservation of ancestral homes, gardens, antiques, maps, deeds, grants, and records pertaining to the early history of Moore County.