Noteworthy Women of Stanly County


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In May of 2015, Lewis Bramlett presented a program sponsored by the Stanly County Historical Society about interesting people with Stanly County connections. The program was called “They Did What!!”

As he was preparing for that program Bramlett realized he had not included many women, and he promised to do a follow-up presentation that would focus just on women. After his 2015 presentation, many people told him how much they liked his idea for a later program focusing just on interesting women of Stanly County.



On Thursday, September 28 Bramlett will present that follow-up program “Noteworthy Women of Stanly County.” The Stanly County Historical Society and the Stanly County History Center invite the public to attend this free program in the Fellowship Center of Central United Methodist Church, 172 North Second Street in downtown Albemarle. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.

In preparation for the program on noteworthy women, Bramlett contacted people throughout Stanly County asking for additional suggestions for women he should include in the presentation. Due to the large number of suggestions, he will not be able to include every woman who was mentioned to him.

The women to be included will fall into several categories: academics, athletics, entertainment, literary, historians, medical, and another group of women who were difficult to categorize.

To register for the program “Noteworthy Women of Stanly County” call the Stanly County History Center 704-986-3777 between 9 am and 5pm Monday – Friday. Be sure to give your name, telephone number, and how many plan to attend.

You may also register online by going to http://historicstanly.org. Select the Event Registration tab at the top of the page. Then be sure to click SUBMIT to complete the online registration.

Following the program, plan to visit the Stanly County History Center located at 157 North 2nd Street just across from Central Methodist church where there will be a temporary exhibit pertaining to some of the Noteworthy Women included in the program.

The presenter, Lewis Bramlett, and his wife Beth, and sons Andrew and Daniel live in Kennesaw, GA. Bramlett is a long-distance volunteer with the Stanly County Historical Society.

He is the webmaster for the Stanly County Historical Society’s website which can be seen by going to http://historicstanly.org. The website includes information about current Stanly County History Center activities, pictures from past programs and events, links to other area museums, and many research options.

Bramlett also does research for almost daily posts on the Stanly County History Center’s Facebook page covering a wide variety of topics related to Stanly County.
Bramlett is a frequent contributor to The Stanly News and Press. His articles focusing on people and places of historical significance to Stanly County appear in the SNAP as Throwback Thursday.

The Stanly County History Center gift shop has some of the books Bramlett has written or compiled. Profit from the sale of these books goes directly to the Stanly County Historical Society.

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