About Us

The Historical Association of Catawba County is a non-profit organization established to preserve our county’s rich heritage. The HACC maintains four historically significant properties in the county: the History Museum in the 1924 Courthouse, Murray’s Mill, Harper House/Hickory History Center, and the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge. In addition to the upkeep of these sites, the Historical Association is dedicated to educating the public about local history by offering special lectures, programs, and exhibits.

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

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.