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 to attend the next meeting of the Kernersville Historic Preservation Society on November 17th at Giada's Trattoria (The Shoppes at the Factory) 210 N. Main Street Kernersville, at 7:30PM. Once commonly known as the Hooker Factory complex, the original old brick building dates back to 1884 when it was first used as a tobacco factory. We will have an opportunity to see how the current occupant has transformed the old building into an Italian restaurant while incorporating some of the features of the old structure.
If you have any questions, 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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