Lewisville Historical Society – Mission

The purpose of the Lewisville Historical Society shall be to discover, collect and promote the preservation of Lewisville history and preserve its historic landmarks.

Join us for our next meeting! Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend. Unless otherwise noted, Meetings of the Lewisville Historical Society are held at 6:00 p.m. the second Monday bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at the Lewisville Branch Library. Enjoy a program of interest and light refreshments.  6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 27023


Save the date!!

Upcoming Events:

** Next meeting of the Lewisville Historical Society Membership will be:

Monday, November 12, 2018 6:00 p.m.   The Lewisville Historical Society invites the public to its regular Membership Meeting on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (6290 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC  27023).  The program will be “Hidden Treasures of the Past” presented by local historian and genealogist, Baxter Cromer.  Baxter Cromer will discuss the many items found during his search through his parents’ home.  These items pertain to local history and family treasure and go back generations. The list of items includes letters from past presidents and others. He will have some items on display.  This will be a “honey” of a story!   Light refreshments.  Free and open to the public.  Call 336-766-5842 for more information.  Co-sponsored by the Lewisville Historical Society and the Lewisville Branch Library.

Please call 336-766-5842 for information or email history@lewisvillehistory.org.


Want to get involved?

We need volunteers in all areas: Archives, Oral History Project, Marker Project, Tours, Festival Planning, Fundraising, Membership, Board, Sales, Website, Research, Nissen House Restoration Project.
If you are interested, you may email us at history@lewisvillehistory.org

We are looking for the following for our Archives Collection:

We need photographs of historic houses, families, schools, churches, community events, etc. We are looking for Information, Newspaper Articles, Scrapbooks, School Albums, Genealogies, Memorabilia, Business Histories, Church Histories, deeds, and other documents.
If you have anything to donate or share you may email us at history@lewisvillehistory.org

Lewisville Historical Society Archives are now open to the public!

Attention, genealogists and researchers! The Lewisville Historical Society has its Archives Collection available for use by the public at the Lewisville Branch Library (6490 Shallowford Road in Lewisville). They are in files in the Copier Center/History Room behind the Circulation Desk. The Collection includes genealogies, newspaper articles, maps, pictures, event flyers, and other historical documents. There are many articles from our local papers, such as The Clemmons Courier, Journal West, and Clemmons Journal which are not available anywhere else. We also have an art display of historic buildings in Lewisville. 

Panther Creek Plantation House

Panther Creek Plantation House

Drawing of the original Panther Creek Plantation House built by Col. Joseph Williams in the mid-1770s.


Lewisville Historical Society Board Members and Committee Chairs 2017-2018

Official Board

Merrikay Brown, President
Derrick Beauchamp, Vice President
Darla Johnson, Treasurer
Mary Gaines, Assistant Treasurer
Susan Linker, Secretary
Lucile Hermsen, Assistant Secretary
Terry Shore, Director-at-Large
Joyce Walker, Membership Chair

Committee Chairs

Archives: Merrikay Brown
Communications: Candy Morris
Fundraising: Candy Morris and Joyce Walker
Historic Marker: Merrikay Brown
Internet: Merrikay Brown
Membership: Joyce Walker
Nissen House Project: Mary Gaines and Susan Linker
Nissen Wagon Museum: Susan and Murray Linker
Oral History Project: Merrikay Brown
Preservation: Darla Johnson and Merrikay Brown
Program: Derrick Beauchamp
Publicity: Darla Johnson
Sales: Merrikay Brown


Archives Committee

Merrikay Brown, Chair
Margaret Lee, Sorting Committee Chair
Dee Cockerham
Darriell Hauser
Darla Johnson
Dottie Sayers
Kay Vance

Communications Committee

Candy Morris, Chair
Merrikay Brown

Fundraising Committee

Candy Morris, Co-Chair
Joyce Walker, Co-Chair
Tracy Krell
Larry Morris

Internet Committee

Merrikay Brown, Chair

Marker Committee

Merrikay Brown, Chair
Mary Gaines
Darla Johnson
Mary Alice Warren

Membership Committee

Joyce Walker, Chair

Nissen House Restoration Steering Committee

Mary Gaines, Co-Chair
Susan Linker, Co-Chair
Merrikay Brown
Darla Johnson
Margaret Lee
Mary Alice Warren

Nissen Wagon Museum Committee

Susan Linker, Co-Chair
Murray Linker, Co-Chair

Oral History Project

Merrikay Brown, Chair
Dot Adams
Mary Gaines
Darriell Hauser
Herbert Hudson
Judy Hudson
Darla Johnson
Margaret Lee
Tom Lee
Jerry Loafman
Susan Linker
Joyce Walker

Preservation Committee

Darla Johnson, Co-Chair
Merrikay Brown, Co-Chair
Sally Jones
Mary Alice Warren

Program Committee

Derrick Beauchamp, Chair

Publicity Committee

Darla Johnson, Chair
Merrikay Brown

Sales Committee

Merrikay Brown, Chair
Darriell Hauser
Darla Johnson

All members may attend meetings of the Board of Directors. We normally meet on the first
Monday of every month, except December, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Branch Library, 6490
Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC.

Email: history@lewisvillehistory.org or call 336-766-5842 for information.