Friends of Vade Mecum

Supporting Hanging Rock State Park

January 1st Hikes at Vade Mecum

The Hanging Rock Park Staff have put together some great events to ring in the New Year!! January 1st 12-1 Hot Chocolate in the Chapel FREEJanuary 1st 1-2:30 Ages 3-12 Meet Ranger Miller in the gym for a 1 mile hike. Registration is preferred but not required Maggie.Miller@NCParks.govJanuary 1st – 1-2:30 Meet on the steps of Cheshire Hall for a…
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Please email or call your NC House & Senate Rep

Friends I need your help. Stokes residents please email or call 919-733-5609 and or call (919) 733-7850 and tell them to put money in the Cultural Resources budget to save the buildings at Vade Mecum (hotel, chapel and gym). If you live outside of Stokes, you can find your NC legislators by address look up – The state…
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Vade Mecum to get 4 million

We are grateful the state parks fared well in the new NC state budget. Hanging Rock State Park and historic Vade Mecum will receive 4 million dollars for 2022. Along with the already 2.6 million that has been set aside from the NC connect bond money and a generous donation of 500,000 brings the total of 6.6 million. Let’s hope…
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Thank You Volunteers


Friends of Sauratown Mountains volunteers trimmed the shrubs at the historic Vade Mecum hotel today. They were so high you could barely see the first floor. Great job. Thanks Bruce and Becky Bouton, David and LeAnn Gay, Kathy Prytle, Chris Manning and Leslie Staples. photos courtesy of Kathy Prytle

Sign Our Petition Please

Dear Friends, I just added the petition “Preserve & Restore Historic Vade Mecum”. It would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to add your name because:we need to preserve one of the few still standing, turn of the century mineral resort hotels. And to be able to share with future generations the opportunity to visit and…
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May Open House

** CANCELLED** Our May open house has been postponed to a later date. Please check this website and our Facebook page. Save the date for our Open House on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd. These will be the only two dates that the property will be open this spring and summer. The state park system is seeking architectural…
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Vade Mecum in Our State

The Our State magazine article is out. We are so proud that Vade Mecum is represented. Our sister park, Pilot Mountain is on the cover and there is an article about them too. I highly encourage you to buy a copy and share it with your friends.

December 2019 Meeting

On December 12th a group of state park folks came up from Raleigh to talk with Friends of the Sauratown Mountains members, Debbie Vaden, Johannah Stern and Debbie Vaden to address concerns relating to the maintenance and preservation of Cheshire Hall and the gym at Vade Mecum. As I have given tours of Vade Mecum, many visitors have commented about…
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Our State Magazine

Our State magazine photographer Adam Mowery chats with Friends of the Sauratown Mountain volunteers, Lori, Tammy and Carol about an upcoming photo shoot. Look for his pictures in the March 2020 issue.

Roy’s Folks at Vade Mecum

From Chad Tucker – Stokes County was once known for it’s many healing springs and the grand hotels that sprung up around them. Today the postcard collection of one of Roy’s Folks, Steve Shelton, is helping document this rich history. #StokesCounty The Vade Mecum facility is open to the public the first weekend of each month by the Friends of…
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