Coke & Shine 2

Photo by STEVEN MARSH

The Franklin County Historical Society officially opened its new annex with the Coke & Shine Exposition, Saturday, June 1. Festivities included a ribbon cutting and refreshments.

The Exposition showcases Franklin County’s two famous liquids – Coca-Cola and moonshine.

The annex replaces a dilapidated garage that was a part of the property when it was donated to the Historical Society nine years ago by Flora Morris. Morris inherited the house from her father, Nathaniel Morris, who operated N. Morris Department Store uptown. He purchased the unfinished house in foreclosure and completed it.

The Coke & Shine exhibit is open for tours Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Historical Society is located at 460 South Main Street in Rocky Mount. For more information call 483-1890.

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