Kernersville Historic Preservation Society 

Preserving historical Kernersville became critical in the 1980’s due to the rapid development of commercial and residential property.  The Kernersville Historical Preservation Society (KHPS) was formed in 1982 to serve as an advocate for the Town’s historical buildings and memories of past generations. Many historic homes had already been lost and with them the history of the people who lived there. Long-time Kernersville resident, Cornelia Adams was instrumental in founding and leading the KHPS for more than 10 years. Mrs. Adams and Mary Ruth Korner, unofficial town historians, did much to preserve the printed history of the town. Today, the KHPS’ mission is to carry on this work. 


Kernersville Historic Preservation Society 
P.O.  Box 2523
Kernersville, NC 27285

You are cordially invited!

The Next Meeting of the Kernersville Historic Preservation Society

    Monday, May 16 @ 6:30 PM Kernersville Library

Room 7 – Library Lower Level Conference Room

"Solving a Historical Controversy: Who Settled Kernersville First?"

Please join us for an informative presentation and discussion led by CJ idol who will review the important roles that both Caleb Story and David Morrow played in settling the area that would become Kernersville. Everyone is welcome!

The Kernersville Historic Preservation Society (KHPS) was established to preserve and maintain the historical structures of our Town while promoting these historical treasures of Kernersville for educational, cultural and entertainment opportunities for our citizens.
Some of our projects include displaying the 1878 Piney Grove School House at the Fourth of July Park for the community as well as maintaining the pre-civil war St. Paul’s Cemetery.

We encourage and welcome all those who are interested in learning more about Kernersville’s history and want to support our efforts to attend.


The location of our meeting will be announced two weeks before the meeting date and please check back here for updates! 
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the KHPS, 

please email:


Welcome to the new Kernersville Museum!

The KHPS in partnership with the Town of Kernersville has recently established a Kernersville Museum in

the late 1800's David Bodenhamer House, more commonly known has the Bellamy House,
located at 127 W. Mountain Street.

The Kernersville Museum is in the early stages of its development, however the museum is currently available to highlight small exhibits about our Community.

  • Share your story - If you are a member of a local Church, Club, Association or Family that feels you can set up a one room display to showcase your interesting history, please contact:

  • The Kernersville Museum is also interested in learning more about what historical artifacts of significance exist in our area. If you have any items that might be potential display pieces, please email with a description and (photo if possible.) Personal stories and old photos are also greatly appreciated!

  • If you are interested in visiting, volunteering or would just like to be added to the museum newsletter subscription list. Please send your name and email address to:

If you have an interesting item that you feel would be appropriate to display in the Kernersville Museum please complete The Kernersville Museum Object History Form attached below and email it too:

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The Perfect Community Event & Meeting Place

The Kernersville Museum  Foundation is pleased to offer to Kernersville/Forsyth County civic organizations, community groups, and individuals an opportunity to utilize the newly established Kernersville Museum, and the Kernersville Depot, as forums for showcasing, educating, and/or otherwise promoting various interests in the community in the form of exhibits, displays, civic group meetings, and other Kernersville-related activities.  Our Goal  The spaces at both locations will be made available to groups in the Kernersville community for either daily or short-term activities.  Priority will be given to non-profit groups focusing on events and activities that highlight some aspect of Kernersville history.  A Security Deposit will be required and there may be a charge for the use of the Museum/Depot (this may be waived, depending on the activity). If you are interested in learning more please review the two attached documents below:

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