Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cedar Falls history group to present library program

Members of the Cedar Falls Historical Society will talk about the history of their community, and their efforts to preserve it, at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 12, at the Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St.

The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

Cedar Falls native Henry Bowers will present a brief history of the community, and of the Cedar Falls Community Association/Historical Society.

He also will highlight restoration of the Cedar Falls Chapel, a 20-year project to preserve the state’s oldest antebellum cotton mill village church, and plans for restoration of the Old Post Office.

Copies of the three volumes of Water Under the Bridge: Cedar Falls Memories will be available for purchase. The first two books in the set recently received the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians.