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.
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.
WITH GRETCHEN GRIFFITH
The Historical Society is sponsoring
this event on
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00
P. M. in Room 7 at
Caldwell County Public Library,
120 Hospital Avenue, Lenoir, NC.
Gretchen Griffith, published
author and story teller, is a
former teacher whose interest in
preserving history through oral
projects led her to become a
Through her work with the
Gamewell History Committee, she
has discovered a love of
interviewing and seeking out the
fascinating stories of everyday
about her collection of life stories from
the North Carolina mountains and the books
she has written. You may learn to be a
Gretchen's extensive web site about her many
and guests are welcome and light
refreshments will be served.
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
July 2011 Newsletter
April 2010 Newsletter
Officers for 2013
Members-at-Large…………..Kathryn Jackson, Lynda Campbell, Barbara Love,
and Karin Borei