Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival Friday Night Preview Party tickets available
Donate to help save our County's dearest treasure Help preservation efforts of the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
Edith Warren Huggins Collection: Rooted in history We invite you to research your family's history in our Genealogy Library


The History Museum and Harper House will be closed for exhibit installation beginning on Saturday, December 22 and will reopen on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Our business offices are open Monday-Friday and the bookstore open by appointment - (828) 465-0383.

Murray's Mill Historic District is closed for the winter season and will reopen Saturday, March 2, 2019. Guests are invited to walk the trails and respectfully enjoy the grounds in the meantime.

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge & Connor Park are closed for the month of January, open weekends only in February, and closed for the month of March. Bridge abutment stabilization and repairs begins in January.

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.

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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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