Mint Hill Historical Society celebrates village barn ground breaking event

Ground Breaking Ceremony by local town dignitaries and Mint Hill Historical Society executives. (Paul Imirie)
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Scott Griffin, Project Manager. (Paul Imirie)
Joy Greear, President, Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center. (Paul Imirie)
Becky Griffin, Historical Society Executive Director. (Paul Imirie)
Mayor Ted Biggers addresses the audience. (Paul Imirie)
President, Mint Hill Historical Society Stan Davis talks with the crowd on hand. (Paul Imirie)

The Mint Hill Historical Society for years has been seeking to build a local barn from our area to add to the historic village in downtown Mint Hill.

For 30 years, the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village has grown at a steady pace through the preservation efforts of the Mint Hill Historical Society. This is a unique place, the village brings us back to the town’s rural southern roots. A different time in our history, a true destination for history enthusiasts. It’s an experience of what life was like 100 or more years ago in Mint Hill.

The historical exhibits include artifacts from the town’s past with restored buildings such as the Country Doctor’s office, where doctors DeArmon and Whitley served the local community, the cellar in the Country Store where Ira V. Ferguson kept his Nu-Grape soda, the one room Schoolhouse, the Surface Hill Gold Assay Office, Blacksmith Shop, and various other restored historical buildings typical of the times including a log cabin.

It’s time to take another ‘step into history’ and preserve the farming heritage in the Mint Hill area. So it’s time to raise a barn! The barn will be a place to teach and remind children and visitors of the important role farming played in the area and in our history. It will be a place for families to gather and celebrate special occasions, events, and even a place for a good ol’ fashioned hoe down!

Over a 100 years ago farms were built by friends, family and neighbors. The Mint Hill Historical Society is asking for friends of the village to contribute to the Barn Raising! All contributions are welcome and would be greatly appreciated. There are also four different Barn Raising Recognition Levels to those who might be interested.

To learn more about gift giving opportunities please contact Tony Griffin, Tom Flowe, Bob Rowland, Stan Davis, or Mickey Ellington at the Mint Hill Historical Society at 704-573-0726 or

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