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.