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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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More Photos From the Benson Museum of Local History!

The Benson Museum of Local History has once again provided us with a new batch of unique and entertaining photographs from their collection! For those familiar with this collection, some old family names (Barefoot, Creech, Godwin, Medlin and more) are back, as well as some new looks into the lives of the residents of the town of Benson. In particular, this batch of photos contains a number of images related to the Benson Kiwanis Club.

Boy holding frog

Kenneth Harold Medlin, Kiwanis Frog Jumping Contest Winner

Man holding syrup bottle

G.D. Knox at Kiwanis Pancake Supper




Other photographs show the town’s citizens from the early 1900s up to the 1970s. Many are simple portraits or group photographs, but every once in a while a mischievous face or school-boy prank catches the eye.

Victorian family of two adults and eight children

Jimmy Creech Family

A group of boys watches as two boys lift a third into the air over their heads

Benson school students

To see what else the Benson Museum of Local History has offered for digitization, see their contributor page on DigitalNC and these previous blog posts.

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