Kings Mountain Historical Museum

Upcoming Events

Roaring Twenties Program for Children & Families
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Admission is free!

Learn how the Roaring Twenties fit into American history as you dance through the ages with a special performance by Gaston County Museum staff members Kelly Mason and Regan Brooks.   They’ll teach the kids different dances from the 1800s to today, and discuss how fashion, music, dancing, and even social interaction have changed over time.  The program will last for about one hour and it will involve…surprises!  There will also be a make-and-take flapper headband craft for the kids.  All ages welcome.  This program is presented as the opening event for the upcoming exhibit Great Gatsby: Cleveland County in the Roaring Twenties.

A Passel of Trouble: The Saga of Loyalist Partisan David Fanning
Book Talk by Joe Epley

Thursday, June 29 at 5:30 pm
Admission is free!

A Passel of Trouble is a meticulously researched fact-based historical novel about one of the most extraordinary characters of the American Revolutionary War. The saga follows David Fanning, a 19-year old Loyalist, and his Quaker friend Josh Lindley as they find themselves at philosophical odds, yet allied to preserve the king's rule in the Carolinas.  Through a series of captures, gutsy escapes, raids, and ambushes, Fanning’s exploits inspired admiration in his followers and dread in his enemies; before the war was over, he was considered the most feared man in North Carolina.  In addition to demonstrating how Fanning grew from a naive backwoods militia sergeant to a highly skilled partisan leader, A Passel of Trouble provides insight into the significant role a prominent Quaker played during the war and his influence on Fanning's career.


14th Annual Reverse Raffle & Auctions
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Event includes Reverse Raffle & Live, Silent, and Cake Auctions.  Tickets are $125 each which includes dinner for 2. 
 Link to the event page here.  Grand prize is $10,000!

Toys, Games & TRAINS Exhibit Sneak Preview
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Free admission for museum members; $10 non-members

Spirit of Christmas Past
Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10am – 7pm
Admission is free!

10am-3pm: Experience the magic of the Toys, Games & TRAINS exhibit, and tour the historic Barber House decorated for the holidays.  Learn about the history of Christmas celebrations, and participate in traditional craft demonstrations led by 18th century costumed interpreters.  Bring home your own hand-made ornaments!

3pm-5pm: City of Kings Mountain’s annual Christmas Parade.

5pm-7pm: Enjoy a special “night run” of the Toys, Games & TRAINS exhibit, candlelight tours of the historic Barber House, and hot apple cider with cookies by the firelight.

Santa & Mrs. Claus
Saturday December 9, 2017 from 11am – 1pm
Admission is free!

Santa Claus will be at the Museum during the Toys, Games & TRAINS exhibit to visit with the little ones.  Mrs. Claus will also do a special reading of the classic 1823 children’s story, “The Night Before Christmas.” ​