HISTORY: This graveyard was the burial ground for virtually the entire black population of the Kenersville community prior to the Civil War. After the Civil War several black members of the Methodist Episcopal Church established a new church to be known as St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church. St. Paul's congregation purchased the Methodist Episcopal Church building and moved it to the site of this graveyard in 1873, becoming the first place of worship for the black community and the third established church in Kernersville. The church is no longer standing at this cemetery.

Our Next meeting is on Monday, January 28th at 6:30 PM
This is the 4th Monday due to the MLK, Jr. holiday
We will be meeting at the new Kernersville Public Library!
 Located at 248 Harmon Lane, Kernersville


New library branch manager Crystal Holland will talk about the history of the Kernersville Library and how the new library came about followed by a tour of the new facility. Come join us in the new library auditorium! Hope to see you there.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Our Next meeting is on Monday, November 19th at 6:30 PM
At The Kernersville Museum
127 West Mountain St. Kernersville, NC

Come hear the latest news from the Kernersville Museum about

the upcoming synthetic ice rink and the recently completed tobacco barn
ALSO---Ernie Pages will join us for an update on planning of the new Etta and Lawrence Pope Park and to hear our ideas for the park.
Light refreshments will be provided
Everyone welcome!

Our next meeting is this
Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 6:30 PM

At the Kernersville Museum

Guest Speaker Kelly Hargett, Museum Director will give an update on museum progress. The new exhibits, including and interactive exhibit, will be available for viewing. We'll also share exciting plans for Historic Preservation month in May. Help spread the word and bring guests!

The Kernersville Historical Preservation Society meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday in January, March, May, July, September, and November at 6:30 PM.  Members are notified about a week in advance of the location, time, and historical topic. 

Please join us for the next KHPS meeting will be held at: 
The Traveling Bean Coffee Shop at 126-A S Main St

January 15th, 2018 at 6:30 PM

We will have a special guest panel of some Kernersville natives who will share "Memories of Kernersville" over the years. It's a chance to hear unique perspectives on Kernersville then and now. Please help spread the word and plan to attend. Our host, Kyle Burge, will provide coffee & we will have Light Refreshments. Perfect for a January meeting in case it's cold!

Come and celebrate ‘150 Years of Moravian Neighbors” as we meet in the 1867 Historic Sanctuary to participate in some Moravian customs and hear some of the long history of this important part of our community.  As usual, everyone is welcome


 PLEASE NOTE: Our KHPS Historic Preservation Month meeting will be on

Monday, May 15 @ 6:00PM
St Paul’s Pre-Civil War Black Cemetery
Located behind the Stafford House at 711 S. Main Street in Kernersville

A Special thank you to Martha Paton Foures and her family who were gracious hosts for this year’s picnic. Martha’s home is the Jones Family Home Place on Stigall Rd that she resorted in 1991.


This is the KHPS Key project for 2107.
A community wide initiative is needed to restore and preserve this important Kernersville site. The KHPS is seeking individuals and groups to join us in developing a plan to address the current and long term needs. There will be a discussion at our next meeting and if you have any questions, suggestions or comments please email: KernersvilleHPS@gmail.com

Please join us for

The next KHPS meeting will be held at the Kernersville Train Depot on November 20th, 2017 at 6:30PM

Featured presentation will be by C.J. Idol on:
 "1873: The Year That Changed Kernersville"

Mr. Idol where share some interesting insight about the Train Depot as well as the history of North Carolina railways during that time.

Kernersville Historic Preservation Society   July Meeting
Monday July 17, 2017            6:30 PM
Newly Restored Körner's Folly Theater

​​Some Photos from the meeting but you need to visit the Folly to appreciate it!

Join us for a special presentation of the history of Cupid's Park
 -- Körner's Folly's beloved theater --
 From its inception to its recent restoration.  A surprise is in store for all that attend as the theater 'comes alive' again!!
 Everyone is welcome, please help spread the word.

The Kernersville Historic Preservation Society is having their annual picnic on Monday, September 18th at 6PM at the home of Martha Paton Foures. You may know her as being the artist of the mural downtown across from the train depot. Her home is the 1785-1800 restored Branson/Jones farmhouse. Please bring a food to share with everyone and come join us for a wonderful program. Also bring a lawn chair, we will be setting up tables outside to eat before touring the home. The address is 5667 Stigall Road Kernersville. 

Directions: Come out 150 toward Oak Ridge, make a left on Stigall road. Make a right at the driveway (5667). There will be a large rock and a flagpole and a brick ranch house there. Come to the end of the driveway to the homeplace. 

If you will be able to attend please RSVP to Mandy Cheek-- mandycheekfnsd@gmail.com-- with what food you're bringing and how many will be attending in your party. It will help us plan and be prepared for a great time. Thanks to everyone and we all hope to see you there!  Here are a couple of pictures Martha Paton Foures provided us.

Please join us at the next meeting of the Kernersville Historic Preservation Society meeting

                                                                                    “Nurturing Glad & Generous

                                                                                        Hearts for 150  Years”
                                                                                       Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 6:30PM
                                                                                       Kernersville Moravian Church Historic Chapel
                                                                                       504 South Main Street

Special thanks to Reverend Right and Rod Hall as well as Sandra Jennings, Betsy Oerter, Ron Smith, Ed Fisher, Bobbie Wolfe and the kind members of the Kernersville Moravian Church who enlightened us about the Church, customs and traditions at our March 2017 KHPS meeting.

Kernersville Historic Preservation Society

"Kernersville's Central Park"
Guest Speakers: Jeff Taylor from the Pope Companies
and Ernie Pages from Parks and Recreation

When: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:30 PM
Where: Public Services Administration Building at 509 Michael St.

Come hear about the gift of 80+acres of land from Scott Pope to create a large park in Kernersville in memory of his parents Etta and Lawrence Pope.

A tour of the new administration building will follow the meeting.

Please join us for the Kernersville Historic Preservation Society this Monday night
July 16, 2018 at The Kernersville Museum.  At 6:30 PM

"From Tobacco Fields to the Hall of Fame"


Our featured speaker will be Kernersville native, All Conference Basketball Player and Winston Salem/ Forsyth County Hall of Fame inductee  Carolyn Beeson Roddy
Light refreshments will be provided
We hope to see you there!