Places to visit and readings

Waterworks Visual Arts Center – The restored early Salisbury waterworks building serves as a stunning venue for area artists to mount exhibitions. The center is directly across the street from the Old Trolley Barn where our Gathering meetings will take place. Open Mon.-Sat. free of charge.

North Carolina Transportation Museum – A railroad buff’s mecca on the grounds of what was once Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility. Visitors can explore train cars, have a train ride, see the Roundhouse and the Master Mechanic’s Office, the blacksmith shop.

Morgan Ridge Winery  - Our scheduled Saturday lunch here will offer the opportunity to explore the lovely grounds. Morgan Ridge will provide our Friday and Saturday dinner beverage service featuring their fine wines and signature beers.

Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery and Eatery - Owned by the vineyard family, Railwalk will provide a sumptuous Sunday morning brunch. Located in downtown Salisbury.

Rowan Public Library – Edith M. Clark History Room is full of family histories, county annals, pioneer stories, biographies, church histories, Civil War records, mine records, and African American Heritage. Open Monday through Saturday.

Village of Gold Hill/Historic Mines Park - Saturday afternoon after lunch we will ride by trolley from Morgan Ridge Winery to Historic Gold Hill Village. Walking tours and a trolley ride to the old cemetery will be on offer. Visit Montgomery’s General Store, Nostalgia Antiques, and wander the park and street. Cornish Cream Tea is served!


“Gold Mining in North Carolina, A Bicentennial History” 
by Richard F. Knapp and Brent D. Glass, 1999

“Gold in History, Geology, and Culture: Collected Essays” 
edited by Richard Knapp and Robert M. Topkins, 2001
by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History

“Gold Hill Ghosts” 
by Vivian Pennington-Hopkins, 2009

“A Complete Guide to the Engine Houses of West Cornwall” 
by Damian Nance and Kenneth Brown

“The Miner and the Viscount” 
by Richard Hoskin