Autumn 2014 Newsletter  
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Caldwell County History DVDs
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Past special exhibits

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Caldwell Historical Society

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Caldwell County History

History of Davenport College

Museum Board meetings will be at the Museum at 4 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday every other month beginning in January. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Listen for the Museum on Foothills Radio WJRI 1340 at 7:40 a.m. the first Friday of each month.

CHM provides free Wifi access.

CHM on FaceBook.


Click for Directions to the Museum which is located in Lenoir near downtown, behind the Davenport School.

Caldwell Heritage Museum  Come see us!

The Caldwell County Historical Society is sponsoring a program on November 18:  "STORYCATCHING" WITH GRETCHEN GRIFFITH, published author and story teller.

Time and place: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00 P. M.
Room 7 at Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue, Lenoir, NC.   
Light refreshments will be served. (more here)

Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Available: This year's Christmas cards featuring Dustin Turnmire's painting of Smith Crossroads. It is his fifth Christmas card painting for the Museum.

  • Also available: Township Calendar and the fifth DVD of county history, The County Industrializes.

Vendors * Santa * Christmas Music by Jim Coffey* Refreshments

Join us for our  Coffee with the Curator series!

DECEMBER 10, 2014 – 10 a.m.  Topic:Christmas Memories. Facilitator – John Hawkins, Museum Director

JANUARY 14, 2015 – 10 a.m.  Topic: Caldwell Heritage Museum: Going Forward. Facilitator – Colin Foust, Museum Director

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 – 10 a.m.  Topic: On the Air: Radio in Caldwell County.  Facilitators – Beverly Beal, Donnie Goodell, Jeff Joines, John Rabb III

MARCH 11, 2015 – 10 a.m.  Topic:There Must Be Something in the Water. Facilitators – Kay and Patrick Crouch

APRIL 8, 2015 – 10 a.m.   Topic: Fort Defiance. Facilitator – Becky Phillips

Holiday Hours

The Museum will close Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. and will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.  The Museum will be open Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Museum will be closed Christmas Day, Dec.25, and New Year’s Day, January 1. The Museum will have regular hours at other times throughout the holiday season.

Museum Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am until 4:30pm, and Saturdays from 10:00am until 3:00pm.
There is no admission charge, but donations for the operation of the Museum are appreciated. 

The Museum opened in 1991.

Contact the museum at (828) 758-4004, or via email at

The Museum is a member of the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce
and the Friends of Mountain History.

112 Vaiden St. SW 
Lenoir, NC 28645

(828) 758-4004
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