Tuesday thru Saturday 11am - 4pm or by appointment
Cherry Hospital: Past, Present, & Future
Tuesday, October 28th, 6:30pm
Join us for a presentation by Tanya Rollins and CEO Luckey Welsh about the history and future of Cherry Hospital.
Opened in 1880 as an asylum for African American patients, Cherry Hospital was a small, self-contained town with its own farm, shops, and even bands. Today, it serves patients from 33 counties and is one of the largest local employers.
The talk will last around an hour and will be held on the second floor of the Wayne County Museum. It is free and open to the public.
The Wayne County Historical Association is in the process of restoring the 1856 Presbyterian Church located on the corner of Ash and James Streets in downtown Goldsboro.
For more information or to donate please click here to view a brochure.
Center Street is currently undergoing a complete makeover. As the street is torn up, volunteers are looking through the tons of dirt, searching for objects covered up more than 80 years ago when Center St was first paved. Many of these objects will eventually be on display here at the museum.
Check out the project's Facebook page to keep up with what's been found and find out how to volunteer to help.
We are proud to be a stop on the Civil War Trails program, which highlights historic sites throughout North Carolina and the South. Click here for more information.