On February 18, 2017, our annual celebration featured guest speakers Jan Blodgett, Davidson College Archivist, and Marshall Lowery, author of "If You Wanna Help the Poor...Then Don't Be One of Them." Following the presentations, there were opportunities to view historic memorabilia, along with children's activities and refreshments in the Community Room of Cornelius Town Hall. View the photo album from our 2017 celebration.
This free, public event was offered in collaboration with the Smithville Community Coalition.
Founded in 1910, Smithville is one of the oldest communities in Cornelius, with roots dating back to the 1880s. The Smithville CommUNITY Coalition was formed in 2011 and is made up of residents, area citizens, non-profits and faith-based communities. Their vision is to revitalize and transform their community into a vibrant, safe and attractive place to live and work that builds pride in its residents and attracts new developments of affordable homes and businesses, focusing on empowering all individuals and strengthening families.