Posts tagged: Towns

Apex Historical Society Presents “Pluck, Perseverance and Paint – Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941″

By , November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 North Salem Street, Apex, North Carolina

FREE (limited seating)

Warren Lee Holleman and C. P. “Toby” Holleman make one of two planned
presentations as part of the Apex Historical Society and Halle Cultural Arts
Center Speaker’s Series on the History of Apex.  The second presentation of
this series will be made January 25, 2011.

Description of book:

“Pluck, Perseverance and Paint – Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941,”
first published in 1973, at the time of Apex’s Centennial Celebration, has
been revised and expanded to five times its original length.  The new book
is 340 pages in length and features 160 photographs, maps, and
illustrations.  The book’s title is drawn from Apex’s first motto,
describing the virtues of her early citizens and the tools required to turn
a swampy “Log Pond” into a bustling community.

“Pluck, Perseverance and Paint” covers not only early Apex, but all of
western Wake County prior to World War II.  The new edition presents both
written and oral histories of the Apex area on such topics as slavery, the
Civil War, Reconstruction, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression.
While learning about the history of Apex, readers will also learn about the
history of central North Carolina, the South, and the entire United States
during this formative period of our nation’s history.  And because the book
is written with both intelligence and wit, the reader will be entertained as
well.

Apex Historical Society Website/


View Larger Map

Panorama Theme by Themocracy