The Anson County Historical Society, under the leadership of Linn D. Garibaldi, took possession of the oldest and most historically significant house in Wadesboro from Major L. P. McLendon, prominent Greensboro lawyer, state civic leader, and descendant of Capt. Patrick Boggan, the original builder of the house. The historical society's efforts to preserve the home for a museum and for educational purposes was aided by a 1969 General Assembly grant of $20,000 and a Richardson Foundation grant of $3,000. Capt. Boggan was one of the Anson Regulators who stormed the county courthouse on April 28, 1768 demanding relief from the injustices of Royal Local Magistrates. The Regulators nominated their own Assembly representative, Charles Robinson, making them possibly the first citizens group in America to make a political nomination and certainly among the first to forcibly demand justice from local officers.