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.   To view the entire recipe compilation click here. We would like to thank the NCMC History Section for inviting us […]

Nettie Nichols Bemis, 1st Lady Supervisor, Oxford Orphan Asylum

Nettie Nichols Bemis came from New England to the South via Haverhill, Massachusetts, where she taught for ten years, and Pratt Institute in New York City, where she received instruction in drawing and manual training. She arrived in the area of the country that was to become her home in September 1893.

Saralee Gray

My biological father was District Deputy Grand master for many years in northwestern North Carolina, and I grew up knowing that if anything happened to him, I would go to the Masonic Orphanage in Oxford.

In 1946, Daddy met the new Superintendent of the Orphanage, Mr. Gray, and extracted a promise from him to take care of my brother and me if anything happened to him.