Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library and Museum
|New Collection of Documents Added to Ervin Library
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new
collection of documents, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Stanley Bach,
noted congressional and parliamentary scholar.
The Bach Collection consists of documents of the
Watergate Era, including hearings and other publications of the Senate
Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities.
This large collection of documents is available
for viewing and research for visitors to the Ervin Library and Museum.
Limited scanning and/or photocopying is available for some of these
If you would like to know more about this
collection or have any questions, please contact any of the
of the Ervin Library and Museum.
|New Exhibit at Museum
A new exhibit, “You are
Cordially Invited. . .A Glimpse into the Social, Official and Diplomatic
Scene of Washington, DC” is now at the Senator Sam J. Ervin Library and
Museum at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton. This exhibit
features memorabilia from White House dinners, invitations to official
and social events and other rare “trappings” of Washington social life.
Included are short profiles of some of the most influential people of
the twentieth century.
We invite you to visit the
museum to see what might be on the menu when you dine at the White
House, how one prepares for a visit from Queen Elizabeth II, how First
Ladies are honored and what you can expect from the White House at
Senator Sam Statue Dedication
The museum was proud to play a role in the dedication
of the unveiling of the Senator Sam statue at the Old Courthouse in
Morganton on Monday, May 23, 2007. After the festivities there,
the premier of the presentation "Just a Country Lawyer" was held here at
At a reception, visitors could view this
presentation, enjoy light refreshments and tour the newly renovated
Make plans now to visit both the Old Courthouse
and our Museum.
|"Just a Country Lawyer" A/V
Presentation New at Museum
recently completed a 20 minute presentation on the life of Senator Sam.
This presentation follows him from childhood through retirement with a
particular emphasis on the Watergate Era. Using audio and video
clips, narration and music, this new addition to our museum will enhance
For those too young to remember Senator Sam, it is
a great learning tool about one of North Carolina's most important
Visit the museum soon. We will be happy to
arrange special tours for groups and school groups.
|Renovations and Additions - A New
If you have not visited the museum lately, you
will want to come by and take another look! The folks at Western
Piedmont College have been busy renovating and making additions to the
Museum. This has been a real in-house team effort. The
college's Interior Design Students, under the direction of instructor
Anne Williams, created the concepts for the changes and additions
and have been busy rearranging photos and displays. The tireless
Maintenance Department of WPCC carried out the construction, painting
All of this hard work has paid off with enhanced and more numerous
displays, an expanded entrance area and the creation of the
Room for visitors to examine the collection at their