Robeson County History Museum

Exit 19

101 South Elm Street,
Lumberton, NC 28358
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Housed in a former railway express station built in 1908, the museum has a rotating historic display that changes every two months as well as permanent exhibits. Artifacts recount Robeson County life and accomplishments from the earliest inhabitants to more recent past. Admission is free but donations to our red donation box are always appreciated. Open Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-12 noon and Sunday 2-4 p.m. From I-95 take exit 20 and travel east on Hwy. 211 to Elm St. Go south on Elm Street to downtown Lumberton.  Open for some special events, call or visit the website for updated information.

Featured Exhibit: Jewel Flowers: Lumberton’s Pinup Girl

Lumberton native Jewel Flowers became a national celebrity as a pinup/calendar girl in the 1940s and 50s. On the 100th year of her birth, several of her famous images are now on display at the Robeson County History Museum.

A favorite of World War II soldiers, Flowers’ image appeared on bombers and tanks. She was so famous that servicemen could write to her proposing marriage simply by addressing the envelopes: Jewel Flowers, New York City. President Roosevelt enlisted her to help the nation’s war effort to promote Liberty Bonds. 

Her images may be viewed at the Museum on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Sundays 2-4 p.m.

The Museum has commemorative ornaments of the Robeson County History Museum, Robeson County Courthouse,  Robeson County Municipal Building and the old fire station at the corner of Elm and 2nd Street, are available for a donation of $15. Relax and enjoy a video tour of the museum at

Hours of Operation:
 Open Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-12 noon and Sunday 2-4 p.m
or by appointment
Call: 910-738-7979   Website