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.

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.

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 self-proclaimed Storycatcher.   Through her work with the Gamewell History Committee, she has discovered a love of interviewing and seeking out the fascinating stories of everyday citizens.
Hear about her collection of life stories from the North Carolina mountains and the books she has written.  You may learn to be a Storycatcher yourself! Here is Gretchen's extensive web site about her many projects.
Members 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       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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