LITTLE HOUSE MUSEUM & GALLERY

Little House LLC operates Little House Museum and Gallery, an historic home museum and gallery venue in Rolesville, NC. Two gallery rooms focus on the artistic process inherent in both antique and contemporary art and craft. Two history rooms interpret local history with exhibits of artifacts, documents, period furnishings, images and items of local interest. Hourly tours are offered Fridays by appointment. Modified summer hours and extended hours are posted on the website. You are encouraged to plan your visit at a time that is convenient to you. Appointments to visit the museum are made easily by calling or texting 919-271-0923.

MISSION: to provide a local venue to explore history, art and craft
GOAL:  to increase awareness, appreciation and preservation of local history, art and craft

Little House goals are achieved though:
1. Weekly guided tours to view rotating art gallery and history room exhibits and to explore the historic site
2. Special events at new exhibit openings
3. Featuring local artists in history and art exhibits
4. Hosting HRS quarterly meetings and special fundraising events
5. Scheduled tours and use of the venue as arranged by appointment

Little House supported the establishment and nurtures the growth and perpetuation of the Historic Rolesville Society (HRS), a community-based 501(c)(3). Monthly meetings are traditionally held the second Monday of each month at 7pm (with quarterly history presentations in March, June, September and December) at Little House Museum. Meetings have been temporarily suspended due to Covid.

For more on HRS, click here.

REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION

THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR TOURS ON FRIDAYS BY APPOINTMENT. Call 919-271-0923 to plan a visit. 45 Minute tours…begin on the hour, and suggested tour fee of $5 per adult, $2.50 for students & seniors helps offset a fraction of operational costs.

Note:  Please browse the art in Gallery 2 and items in our Museum Shop until the next tour begins. Purchases at the museum shop support local artists and keep the lights on at Little House.

Other Weekdays & Select Weekends
Additional Hours of Operation:  Extended weekday and weekend hours, and special events, are scheduled monthly–see calendar for more.

We encourage you to call, text or email to schedule a time to visit the site that works for you!  To schedule or learn more, simply call, text or email:
919.271.0923 or exhibit@littlehousenc.com

SITE & DIRECTIONS

The John Lewis Terrell House rests in the heart of historic Rolesville, NC (northeast Wake County), on a half-acre site, at

201 N. Main Street, Rolesville, NC, 27571.

Once owned by town founder William Roles, the site was home to the Alford, Freeman, Williams, Terrell, Young, Fowler, Broughton and Womble families from c.1816-2012. Today this c.1820-50 Greek Revival home, with mid-20th century additions, remains sited with original antebellum features including detached kitchen, smokehouse, stone-lined well and c.1860 magnolia. Parking is limited, but overflow parking is available one block south at the Main & Young Street crossroads, at 101 N Main St and 105-A W Young St, Rolesville, NC 27571.

STAFF & FRIENDS

Museum & Gallery Director
Terry Marcellin-Little
Little House, LLC, Sole Member
919.271.0923
tdml@bellsouth.net

Rolesville History Room, Historic Artifacts Collection
Michael Bailey, Founding President, Historic Rolesville Society

Assistant Museum Director, Antique Collections & Archives
Betsy Wall

Gallery 1 and Home History Room, Antique Collection
Mrs. William F. Little

Ben Park Terrell Family

Wake Crossroads Baptist Church

Scarborough-Rogers Family

Rogers (Dupree and Gunz) Family

Webmaster
Timothy Hellwig
webmaster@littlehousenc.com

Photography
Ellen Holding, Mary Ka Powers Patricia Roseman & Wayne Upchurch

HISTORIC ROLESVILLE SOCIETY

Little House Museum & Gallery hosts meetings, events, fundraisers and more to support the Historic Rolesville Society, a community-based 501(c)(3). Standard quarterly meetings of the HRS are traditionally held at 7pm on the second Monday of March, June, September and December at Little House. Due to Covid, indoor gatherings have been temporarily suspended. We will revisit this as circumstances allow.

For more information about Historic Rolesville Society, email historicrolesville@gmail.com, or visit www.historicrolesville.org.

CALENDAR

Featuring scheduled exhibit openings, extended hours, meetings, fundraisers and other scheduled events.

THESE HOURS NOT WORKING FOR YOU?

Our absolute goal is to help you visit the museum
at a time that works for your schedule.

Call, text or email to schedule a time to visit the site.
The standard suggested tour fee of $5 per adult, $2.50 for students and seniors helps
offset a fraction of operational costs. Call or text:
(919) 271-0923.

SCHEDULE A PRIVATE EVENT

Intimate outdoor (only) vows and gatherings are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis as staff, schedule and parking allows. Call or text:
(919) 271-0923.