At the Heritage Room you will discover Professionals such as Chatham native, Dr. Sophie Bethena Jones, MD... Performers, Mary C. Hyers, Mary C. Bohee and many others.  Bethune Murray was a noted pianist, artist and composer.
Artis Lane, a native of the area and a descendent of slaves, is a renowned sculptor and artist. Her works are collected by Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Lionel Richie, Michael Jordan and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cosby. The social content of her works including "The Beginning" - Rosa Parks and "The Tear" on the face of America have garnered her acclaim in the art world. Ms. Lane was one of the personages to open the W.I.S.H. Centre.