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Please note: Our January office hours are Monday-Friday. We're available by appointment only and may be reached by calling (828) 465-0383. We will reopen to the public on Thursday, February 1.

For over 80 years, the Historical Association of Catawba County has preserved the objects, stories, and places that matter most to Catawbans.

Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
Catawba County History Museum
Harper House/Hickory History Center
Murray's Mill Historic District

As an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Association is funded primarily by individual donors. National foundations, periodic grant awards, and local municipalities also contribute to the daily financial operations of the Association.

On this site you can...
learn the history of each site we maintain
give a financial gift towards the upkeep of these historic treasures
check the calendar for annual events
connect on social media
contact us!

Volunteers Needed!

The Historical Association of Catawba County is always looking for energetic and dedicated people to participate in our docents program. We currently have volunteer opportunities at the Catawba County Museum of History (Newton), Murray's Mill (Catawba), and the Hickory History Center (Hickory).

If you have interest in becoming a volunteer with the Historical Association of Catawba County please contact us at 828-465-0383, or email us at

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