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.
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
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
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
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
Donation of 2 folding chairs to the Museum (cost
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
July 2011 Newsletter
April 2010 Newsletter
Officers for 2013
Members-at-Large…………..Kathryn Jackson, Lynda Campbell, Barbara Love,
and Karin Borei