Local Youth Develops the Hidden Histories Project and Wins Prestigious Award.
As we start to celebrate our 150th year in Reidsville, a recent project by local resident Meredith Dishmon, provides a resource on our local history. Dishmon recently won the Girl Scout Gold Award for her project called Hidden Histories: The History of Rockingham County. The project includes an informational website and tour of the history of Reidsville and important historical landmarks. The self-guided walking tour highlights the important political background and rich Tobacco history of our city.
Stops include the birthplace of David Settle Reid, Leader Tobacco Warehouse, the Old Post Road. the Rockingham Theatre, the first theater in North Carolina to be fitted for movies with sound, and Reidsville’s first horse racetrack which was located along Main Street.
If you’d like to deep dive into the roots of Reidsville, download the tour here: Self-Guided Walking Tour
Dishmon was one of two Reidsville residents to win the prestigious award. The Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn. Hope Williams won for her "Empowered Girl" project. To see the feature article that includes information about both programs click on the link below.