Welcome to the Lincoln County Historical Association Website! The LCHA is housed in the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 East Main Street, in historic downtown Lincolnton, along with the Lincoln County Museum of History.

Our museum is currently closed, however our offices and research facilities are open on Thursdays from 1 until 5 and on Saturdays from 10 until 4 with other hours by appointment. Please email us at LincolnCountyHistoryNC@gmail.com to arrange your time to visit. We look forward to meeting you.


From iron manufacturing, to cotton mills, to pottery, and important moments in the American Revolution, Lincoln County did, and continues to, thrive in its own unique ways.

At the Lincoln County Historical Association, we strive to collect, preserve, and promote Lincoln County's people and history for generations to come. We do that by creating an atmosphere where history can be explored through research, artifacts, programs, and a museum featuring themed exhibits and concentrated displays of internationally recognized Catawba Valley Pottery.

Our library features the works of genealogists who have traced the families of our early county pioneers, and our research room has thousands of documents on a diverse number of people, events, and locations. Our carefully collected artifacts each tell a story, and with thousands of photographs on file and dozens of personal collections, we hope you'll come and explore the Lincoln County Historical Association, "Where the past is present."

Images of America Lincolnton Photographes from Clyde R. Cornwell Collection_Book

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