Statesville Historical Collection

Statesville Historical Collection

117 South Center Street,
Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 397-6959


We're temporarily closed, but we'll be back!

We are closed for the big move! Watch for our grand opening in 2024!

    Step into the Holland Building and be transported through the History of Statesville, North Carolina!

    Take a trip down historic Broad Street or Center Street. Take a gander at the thousands of photographs that line the walls of the collection. Or maybe even take a peek at the memorabilia. Get a peek at Newspapers dating from the 1860s! Maybe take a look at books, pamphlets, fliers, and circulars about local citizens, businesses, and places! Interested in more? Take a look below for more things Statesville Historical Collection: 

    πŸ“Έ Photographs of Statesville/Iredell County streets, roads, buildings, businesses, athletic teams, special events, gatherings, and more; 

    πŸ’΅ Advertising items used by and issued by local businesses;

    πŸ› Statesville and Iredell County Government Documents dating from the 1780s;

    🍾 Bottles and packages with printed and embossed names of local businesses;

    βœ‰οΈ Picture postcards from the early 1900s through the 1960s;

    πŸ₯ƒ Tobacco and liquor items from products manufactured in Statesville, such as: advertising, correspondence, boxes, bags, tags, labels, and more;

    ⚾️ Professional baseball items from Statesville Owls, Tigers, Colts, Indians, etc., and Mooresville Moors;

    🍿 Memorabilia and movies filmed in Iredell County;

    ✨ Collectibles related to famous, and infamous, Iredell citizens;

    πŸŽ™ Recordings made by local artists;

    ☎️ Obsolete products made by Statesville Businesses;

    πŸ“• Tom Dooley memorabilia, including books, recordings, and memorabilia from the movie The Legend of Tom Dooley.

    The Vision of the Collection

    πŸ‘‰ To embrace the important responsibility of collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting historical and cultural stories, documents, images, and artifacts of significance of Statesville and Iredell County, NC.

    πŸ‘‰ To embrace the value of accurate research in understanding the history of diverse cultures while practicing the highest professional standards in collecting.

    πŸ‘‰ To identify and promote the significant contributions this community and its people have made to national and state culture and history.

    πŸ‘‰ To provide for experiences that capture the unique mid-20th Century small town atmosphere which has enabled the community to thrive and maintain a rich quality of life for citizens.

    πŸ‘‰ To support and compliment state and local organizations with similar interests in local history interpretation and preservation.

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