• Archive Room

    Historic Salisbury Foundation's Archive Room is located at the Salisbury Station and is open to the public by appointment.

    HSF Archive Room

    To make an appointment with an archivist, please call 704.636.0952 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The archive room contains a collection of books on regional history topics, files covering some historic properties and photos.  We are always looking to increase  the information that we can share with the public, and do take donations of books, photos, postcards, maps and other historic documents pertaining to the history of Salisbury and Rowan County.

    If you would like to keep your original photos or documents,  HSF can digitally scan them and let you keep your originals.  This will allow us to make them available for research, to gain   a better understanding of our history.  Call today to schedule       a time to have your historic documents scanned.

  • Mary Cowan Hall Cookbook


    IMG 0549Original HallCookbookCoversmall

    NEW! Mary Cowan Hall Cookbook


    Hot off the presses is the newly transcribed cookbook of Mary Cowan Hall and Henrietta Hall McNeely from 1859 to 1888.

    The original recipe book was in possession of Mary Francis Smith of Greensboro, NC. She was a friend of Mildred Seaber, the granddaughter of Dr. Josephus Hall.

    Mildred gave Mrs. Smith several items once belonging to the Hall Family. After speaking with Hall House docent, Barbara Upright, Mrs. Smith donated this cookbook in 2014. Volunteers led by Carol Rathbun spent hundreds of hours over two years transcribing the recipes. See the original cover to the right.