Mint Hill Historical Society breaks ground for village barn

The Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. (Mint Hill Historical Society)
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View of area where the barn will be built. (Paul Imirie)
Photo of an old barn. (Ed Berti)
Another look at the site. (Paul Imirie)

Recently the Mint Hill Historical Society broke and cleared the ground to begin the process of building the long awaited village barn.

This process has taken years of hard work and dedication by many local historians, members and supporters of the Historical Society to continue it’s mission to retain our historical farming and rural heritage which goes back to the very beginning of establishing the Town of Mint Hill.

The Mint Hill Historical Society was originally established in 1985 by local citizens motivated to preserve the history of the Mint Hill area. The Society’s first endeavor was to preserve an old country doctor’s office building, and since has continued to restore many additional structures including a school house, and various other buildings and artifacts in their efforts to preserve the unique history of the surrounding area.

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 the Mint Hill Historical Society will be having a ceremony to  celebrate the ground breaking of the village barn. The barn will provide the citizens and visitors a wonderful place to enjoy local history, educational programs, public gatherings and events. The gathering will begin at 4:30 pm and the program will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227.

For more information, please go to their website or call 704-573-0726. This date will also be placed in the Mint Hill Times calendar as a weekly reminder of the upcoming celebration event.

The Society welcomes all who may be interested in joining in the festivities and being part of the ceremonial event at the Historic Village.

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Ed Berti
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