Caldwell County Historical Society , Inc.
Caldwell County Historical Soc. Inc.           Post Office Box 2160               Lenoir, NC 28645

 Please send all membership renewals and donations to the post office box address above.

Tuesday April 2, 7:00 pm, at the Caldwell County Public Library (Room 6).
The Caldwell County Historical Society & the Caldwell County Genealogical Society present author Loyd Hoke Jr..
His new book "A Rock for Ambrose" describes
his family's search for his great-great grandfather's remains,
lost in North Carolina during Ambrose's service as a soldier in the Civil War.

Loyd Hoke Jr. is a columnist for the Hickory Daily Record, retired English teacher, avid runner, and a poet.
His book starts with his family's continued search for his great-great grandfathers' remains, and ends up telling
"the haunting story of an ordinary Confederate soldier who twice went absent without leave in a heartsick attempt to look after his struggling family back home. Based in part on archival detective work,
Loyd Hoke's marvelous historical novel evokes in rich detail the frightening months of the Confederacy’s decline." 
- Peter J. Thuesen Author, Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine
The author will sign copies of his book before and after the program.  More about the book.

E-mail:       Fax: 828-758-4242


  •  Membership dues for 2013 are $15.00 per person per calendar year.

  • Annual dues for the Friends of the Library are $5.00.

  • Checks should be made to the Caldwell County Historical Society and mailed to Post Office Box 2160, Lenoir NC 28645.

Historical Society accomplishments in 2012, including programs and projects.

  • Michael Hardy programs on Colonel Leventhorpe and on gravestone art.

  • Nora Brooks portraying Julia Grant (wife of President Ulysses S. Grant).

  • Donation of 2 folding chairs to the Museum (cost $352)

  • Donation of book on Colonel Lewenthorpe to N.C. Museum of History ($10)

  • Donation to Chapel of Rest ($50)

  • Donation to Ft. Defiance historic property ($200)

  • Civil War marker annual maintenance fee ($400)

  • Donation to Storehouse Daily Bread ministry to buy 750 lbs of food for needy families ($150)

About the Historical Society. The Caldwell County Historical Society was organized in 1949 and chartered as a non-profit corporation on July 3, 1950. The purpose as stated in the charter continues as:  “…to investigate and study the history of Caldwell County, provide for collecting of information relevant thereto; protect and display archival documents, records, artifacts; mark and preserve historic sites and buildings; own, lease, operate, or sell real or personal property, publish and sell a history or other works of interest to citizens of Caldwell County.”   The first president of the Caldwell County Historical Society was Mrs. W. I. Pitts, and one of the first items of business for the group was to find a location for a museum. In this they were finally successful when the museum opened to the public in 1991. 

The Museum and the Historical Society are now separately incorporated, and each continues its own work in the common purpose of saving Caldwell County history for future generations.

  More about the history of the Museum building.

November 2011 Newsletter       September 2011 Newsletter        July 2011 Newsletter        

December 2010 Newsletter         May 2010 Newsletter        April 2010 Newsletter

Executive Committee Officers for 2013

President…………………..……Barbara Watson

Vice-President..............Lynda Campbell

Secretary…………………………Andrea Calloway

Treasurer…………………………Charles Triplett

Members-at-Large…………..Kathryn Jackson, Lynda Campbell, Barbara Love, and Karin Borei


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