Catawba County Historical Association

Museum
30 N College Ave, Newton, NC 28658 30 N College Ave, Newton Directions
Today 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Closed All Hours
+18284650383
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With all the facets of an exquisite museum, Catawba County Historical Association offers a great day of culture in Newton, NC. This museum is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family!

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  • Hours
    Sun
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Mon-Tue
    Closed
    Wed-Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, which was improved by Civil War general Herman Haupt, the late 19th-century Historic Murray's Mill, which boasts a 28-foot high waterwheel, and the Harper House, which showcases its intricate Queen Anne stylings, all have something in common: They're maintained and shown by the Catawba County Historical Association, an organization dedicated to preserving and exhibiting historical sites throughout North Carolina.

The Catawba County Museum of History, situated in the former Catawba County Courthouse, depicts the lives of the Catawba River Valley's original settlers and their decedents through artifacts such tools made from hand-dug iron ore, military uniforms, and hand-stitched quilts. Visitors can step back in time into the ornately decorated, Queen Anne–style Harper House, whose period-accurate color schemes, wallpaper, and architectural details paint a picture of southern life in the Victorian era. The Murray & Minges General Store's shelves are still stocked with old-fashioned toys and treats, which at one time must have kept the Murray family children occupied as their parents helmed the Murray Mill. Guests can tour the mill and imagine workers grinding corn and wheat with the tools on display, toiling away to make their sacrifices to the Corn Gods in hopes of one day receiving Fritos.

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Catawba County Historical Association

Sun
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mon-Tue
Closed
Wed-Sat
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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