Board of Directors
Larry Hamrick, Sr.
Annual Honor Our Veterans Exhibit
Annual Trains, Trains, Trains Exhibit
Exhibit Hall before Restoration
The Kings Mountain Historical Museum was chartered in 1986 as a non profit corporation with assistance from former Mayor John Henry Moss and by Mrs. Hazel Fryer, a strong proponent of the idea for a
The Museum's mission is to inform the public of the history of the City of Kings Mountain and surrounding areas and provide a facility to exhibit the collection. The collection ranges from 1860s vintage clothing, World War I & II memorabilia, textiles, and archival collections of documents and photos. With the variety of items in the collection it is possible to have four to five different exhibits each year.
At first, the Museum consisted only of storage space in the attic of the old City Hall. As the number of museum objects continued to grow many homes and offices were recruited to store items.
The Board of Directors approached the City about using the old Post Office building, which had been empty for ten years. The City bought the structure from the Federal Government in 1987 when the Post Office moved to its new facility. After several years of hard work by tireless volunteers the building was restored and the Museum officially opened in the fall of 2000.