Opening Soon:

GET A SNEAK PEEK OF OUR NEW EXHIBIT:  Historic Home Holiday this Sunday 3pm-6pm, after the Rolesville Christmas Parade. We’ll serve up hot cider as you browse the new holiday exhibit!

Opening Reception for our Historic Home Holiday exhibit is Monday, December 9 at 6pm, and the Historic Rolesville Society meeting follows. You may tour the exhibit December 10, 12 and 17, or after January 13, following the holiday break. A special Story Time, ages 5 and up, is scheduled for December 14, 10am-Noon, registration required! Call 919-271-0923 for details or to register.


We are happy to bring back Historic Home Holiday in December and January. An exploration of holiday life and traditions on the plantation, plus the story of our town founder, offers something for all ages! Drop by after the Rolesville Christmas Parade for hot cider and coffee! Check back soon, more details to come…


A WOMAN’S HISTORY, 1745-2018

From September 10, 2018 through November 8, 2018, Gallery 1 tells the history of our area from 1745 to present day, through the lives of twelve local women. Each woman was fierce in her own way: for national independence, health, education, farming, town, history, family, and sometimes just survival in rough times. We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know these fine people, and the two amazing women featured in the gallery next door: Vivian and Debra Young: see Gallery 2 for more.

Gallery 1 exhibits rotate in tandem with our adjacent Gallery 2 offerings that feature
local contemporary artists. In Gallery you’ll find antique and art collections that place
an emphasis on period, process, materials, artistry and craftsmanship.

Antique Collections feature:

  • Majolica
  • Drabware
  • Transferware
  • Hand-painted Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Silver
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Enamel (such as Cloisonne)
  • Stone
  • Jewelry

Art Collections include works by local artist along with nationally recognized folk (or self-taught or outsider) artists such as Gayleen Aiken, Minnie Evans, and Clyde Jones, and mid-century masters Claude Howell,George Kachergis and other guest artists.

Periodically, Gallery 1 is also proud to exhibit museum collections detailing experiences of several NC war veterans.

Recent Exhibits:


December 2017 & January 2018

In an exhibit inspired and informed by Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, follow their advice and…

“Think of yourself as a time traveler,
a visitor who has just gone back to…
a plantation in 1859 at Christmastime.”

*1:12 replica settings of an antebellum holiday

*real life settings of an antebellum holiday

*more on town founder William Roles

*for extended hours, see website Calendar

Photo by Ellen Holding

Photo by Ellen Holding

Little House Museum & Gallery

201 N Main St, Rolesville, NC 27571

(919) 271-0923

Overflow parking available at: 101 N Main St and 105-A W Young St