From the Archives

Christmas at Oxford – 1950

Christmas was a time of great rejoicing… Parties were given in the big lodge hall over the dining rooms during the holidays. Games were played, refreshments served and a jolly time experienced.

Oxford Orphan Asylum Residents in 1874

Residents (staff and students) of the Oxford Orphan Asylum in 1874 (its first full year of operation) by Rufus Morgan, portrait and stereograph photographer, 1846-1880, native of North Carolina

The Singing Class (1873-1943)

The Singing Class tours of North Carolina were some of the earliest fundraising activities for Oxford. The children’s most popular songs from those tours were recorded on homemade 45s and 78s, which we hold in the physical archives of the museum in Oxford.

Latest News

NCMC Historical Recipe Compilation

The Sallie Mae Ligon Museum & Archives was honored to participate in the North Carolina Museums Council’s Historical Recipe Compilation! SMLMA joined seven other historical sites and museums from across the state who shared historical recipes from their organizations.

NCMC Cookbook front page NCMC Cookbook SMLMA recipe

To view the entire recipe compilation click here. We would like to thank the NCMC History Section for inviting us to participate and organizing this delicious look at historical cooking.

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