This page is up to date information on our regular quarterly meetings and
swap meetings that are in the Spring and Fall.
They are free and open to the public.
Please check back often, the information will change as our meeting
times occur through out the year.
Fall Swap Meeting:
Come join us Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for the next
Swap Meet. Because the Madison-Mayodan Library will be used for a
voting location on that day, we are not able to have it there. Instead it
will be held at the Dan Valley Community Center on Dan Valley Road,
Madison. Turn off of State Road 135 at the traffic light near McMichael
High School onto Dan Valley Road. The Community Center is on the
right. There will be tables set up to accommodate spreading our
genealogical materials for perusal. The society will have a printer
available at a nominal fee to copy “goodies”. Books will be available for
purchase. There will be refreshments, or there are restaurants nearby
if you need a break. These Swap Meets are lots of fun—you never
know who you will meet or what conversations will be started. This
event is open to the public. Come and bring a friend!
Next Quarterly Speaker: Shawn Rogers
The Mendenhall Homeplace, Jamestown, NC, will be the subject
explored at the next meeting of the GSRS, 2:30 pm on Sunday,
October 14, 2018, at the meeting room of the Madison-Mayodan Public
Library, Madison, NC. Director Shawn Rogers will present highlights
of this Quaker house and grounds and its people.
Shawn was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. As a young child,
his grandfather instilled in him an appreciation and curiosity for
history that survives to this day. He descends from several lines of
Quakers who worshipped at New Garden, Spring, Cane Creek, and
Napton Friends Meetings. In fact, he is a descendant of Mary
Mendenhall Newlin, sister to John Mendenhall, the patriarch of the
Mendenhall family in Jamestown. As a student, he earned a Bachelor
of Arts degree with a double major in history and political science
from Indiana University, and a Master of Science degree in Historic
Preservation and Heritage Interpretation from Eastern Michigan
University. He worked as a museum educator at Greensboro Historical
Museum for four years and currently finished his sixth year as
Director of Mendenhall Homeplace in Jamestown. He is married to
Heather, a local attorney, and has a five-year-old daughter named
As Director of Mendenhall Homeplace, Shawn is the sole staff
member of both Mendenhall Homeplace and its parent organization,
Historic Jamestown Society. His duties include the curatorial
management of object collections, archives, and structures, He
manages the development of onsite education and heritage
interpretation, and plays a lead role in outreach efforts, grant seeking,
grant writing and grant administration. In general, Mr. Rogers assists
Historic Jamestown Society in executing its many programs and
policies, which seek to preserve and share the history of Jamestown
and its communities.