From miles around, many find roots in Caswell County come to life in the homeplace of Maud Gatewood (1934-2004). The room where Maud was born serves as a focal point of the vast Maud Gatewood art exhibit, including a canvas she was painting when she died.
Now the home of the Caswell County Historical Museum, the home provides a look back in time reflecting the depth & breadth of Caswell’s history. From a pistol owned by Senator John Walter Stephens, murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in the historic courthouse, to a portrait of Bartlett Yancey, Jr. (1785-1828), for whom Yanceyville is named, history comes to life. American Indian tools & arrow heads, uniforms from wars where Caswell citizens served and the Thomas Day furniture from the historic courthouse just across The Square are on display. The courthouse, jailhouse and one-room schoolhouse are all open to tour by appointment.