You are cordially invited to a first look of the Smithsonian Exhibit The Way We Worked in the original 1924 Courthouse. During this once in a lifetime event, you can meet the people who built Catawba County. Community-nominated workers from the following industries will be honored: agriculture, ceramics, textiles, furniture, fiber optics.

Where: 1924 Courthouse and Museum East Lawn 
30 N. College Avenue, Newton, NC 28658
When: Thursday, August 9, 6:30 - 9pm
Dress: Garden Party

Cost: $125/couple, $75 individual

Ticket includes:

  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres and 2 alcoholic beverages
  • Special viewing "Honoring Catawban Workers"
  • Tours of the complementary exhibit, Catawba: Innovation at Work
  • Tours of the Smithsonian Exhibit, The Way We Worked


Two Tickets to the Smithsonian Sneak Peek

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One Ticket to the Smithsonian Sneak Peek

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You may also call (828) 465-0383 to place your ticket order over the phone.
To make a donation, please contact the Historical Association at
(828) 465-0383 or email
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