Meadowbrook Museum Collections

Oral Histories

Oral Histories

The Meadowbrook Museum is seeking to augment our collections with oral histories consisting of interviews, recitations, and other audio files that preserve the voices and memories of some of Eastern Montgomery's most prominent citizens. Look for new additions to Oral Histories as this project develops.

These recordings are a small representative sample of our collection. Visit the museum to see all items on display, or contact us about accessing available files.

OH-Rev Kenneth Wright

Reverend Kenneth Wright

Rev. Wright recalls growing up in Elliston, his early education and work experience, and his philosophy of living.

OH-Dot King

Dot King

Interview with Dot King (b.1930), conducted on February 27, 2023 by museum volunteer Sarah Orrick. Dot tells the stories behind items that she donated to the Meadowbrook Museum. …

Elliston, VA drawing

Billy Northcross Ellis

Billy Northcross Ellis reads children’s stories. Margaret (“Billy”) Northcross Ellis was the first teacher and a founder of North Cross School, which opened in a Salem basement in 1944. …

Callaway House

Carrie Callaway Charlton

Interview with Carrie Belle Callaway (1886-1982), conducted in 1972 by Lena Mac Sammons. Carrie Callaway was the daughter of Pompey Callaway, a former Franklin County slave …