Raeford Hoke Museum began its preservation project in 2002, now comprising The McLauchlin-McFadyen House, Parker-Ray House, emergency service museum, doll house school house country store plus an additional genealogy room.
Raeford, located in south-central North Carolina, first emerged during the late nineteenth century along the railroad corridor as a typical commercial and residential hub, witnessing rapid development. Today it offers intimate town charm while remaining accessible to amenities of Fort Bragg.
Raeford is the ideal place to experience rural living, boasting fragrant Carolina pine forests, vast expanses of fertile land and majestic magnolia trees adorning its landscape. Once home to many Gaelic-speaking Highland Scots.
The McLauchlin-McFadyen House at 111 South Highland Street features a neoclassical revival design and spans 6,000 square feet, providing space for historical exhibits. Additionally, The Parker-Ray House provides doll house, school house, country store and genealogy room features for visitors.
Raeford NC boasts many exciting historic attractions as well as modern activities, like Rockfish Creek Winery which combines history and nature of its surroundings with modern distillation techniques. Another fun activity is Wide Open MX Park for off-road enthusiasts to show their skills. Furthermore, Raeford offers easy access to Fort Bragg as well as Pinehurst and Sandhill golf courses nearby.
In 1999, Cynthia Vigil survived being tortured at the hands of serial killer and sex slave-master David Parker Ray in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Having been raped and tortured for three days she managed to flee his trailer before flagging down a passing car which led police directly to its soundproof trailer where Ray played recordings warning victims what torture they could expect before torturing them – all while boasting whips, medical instruments, sexual instruments and an electricity generator of his own!
He employed these tools to rape and torture his victims in his “toy box”, an elaborate trailer-mounted torture chamber equipped with spreader bars, chains, straps, pulleys, clamps, pulleys, clamps gynecology table sex toys syringes detailed diagrams of human bodies electrical devices as well as diary entries detailing all his crimes.
Emergency Service Museum
The National Emergency Services Museum offers visitors a fantastic way to gain more insight into the history and operations of fire, police and ambulance services in their community. Through interactive exhibits and vehicles on display at this unique museum, visitors gain an appreciation of all these agencies play in shaping everyday lives.
This museum, housed within an abandoned police, fire and ambulance station in Sheffield’s city center, boasts one of the oldest fire brigade observation towers in Britain as well as over 45 vehicles from worldwide emergency services. Additionally, they host events throughout the year.
The National Emergency Services Museum is a registered charity, operating with volunteer assistance. Staff and volunteers collaborate closely on improving the visitor experience; for instance, using Situate to build an augmented reality app to give museum guests more information as they move about. Furthermore, local auto parts stores were visited in search of additional parts for its ambulance display including wall oxygen ports, grab handles, and dash clusters.
Doll houses provide children with an outlet for imaginative play while helping them comprehend their social world. Doll houses often trigger role-play, where children take on adult roles and enact real or fictional events from real or fictional history; in so doing they may also gain an understanding of various family dynamics and hierarchies.
A traditional wooden dolls house typically replicates the layout of a typical home with rooms on multiple floors, painted in neutral tones to avoid gendered colours and equipped with efficient furniture designs that reflect contemporary living environments.
Discover a beautiful terraced dollhouse designed to promote exploration and creative play. Featuring an architectural townhome exterior and efficient furniture to spark imagination, as well as a roof balcony offering outdoor experience, this dollhouse makes for the ideal addition to any dramatic playspace in the home, classroom or child care centre.
School House was developed as part of American architecture studio SOM’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and offers schools that require extra classroom space a more healthful option than existing temporary solutions for temporary additional classroom space.
Iowa and Norway’s different approaches to their past can be seen through their attitudes toward one-room school houses, with Iowa boasting more schoolhouse listings as national symbols of education and identity than Norway does. Nonetheless, both states exhibit unique approaches towards schoolhouse preservation that highlight various past attitudes.
Norwegian school museums typically display historical monuments, romantic landscapes, and religious motifs; rarely does either place emphasis on the 5,200 rural school buildings built since 1860 under a new school reform and their significance in furthering social, cultural, and democratic development for 80 percent of Norway’s population.
A country store conjures nostalgic feelings like few other institutions, cementing its place alongside the church and school as the heart of any town. These buildings were often located at crossroads and served multiple functions including post office, polling station, militia muster site or meeting place for political clubs and social forums. Furthermore, these stores served as message centers, with broadsides advertising local events or elections, livestock sales ads or outlaw wanted posters displayed prominently within them.
The Raeford-Hoke Museum aims to preserve and promote Hoke County’s heritage by collecting, preserving, interpreting historical artifacts and information, as well as educate visitors about local history and culture through various educational programs and events. Admission is free at this museum located in an 1891 building located in Raeford.