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“A City of Steeples” on Display at the Concord Museum

City of Steeples

Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of our newest exhibit, “A City of Steeples.” The exhibit is now on display at The Concord Museum, located in the historic Cabarrus County Courthouse downtown Concord.

“A City of Steeples” focuses on the growth of churches and the spread of different denominations in Cabarrus County throughout the 19th century. As the United States was experiencing a Second Great Awakening and religion was spreading throughout the Northeast and the expanding American West, the same was happening right here in our own county. Photographs and artifacts from more than twelve early Cabarrus County churches are on display, along with histories and interesting facts about each church.

Please join us at The Concord Museum to learn more about the history of Cabarrus County and its people.

Preservation and Pints Annual Fundraiser on November 4th

Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. will be hosting their Annual Fundraiser, Preservation and Pints, at Cabarrus Brewing Company on Friday November 4th.

Jim N’ Nick’s BBQ will be catering the event with a large array of delicious BBQ pork, chicken, and sides and Cabarrus Brewing Company will provide local beer and wine.

There will be a cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. After dinner, the entertainment will continue into the evening as KanePunch Comedy will lead the crowd with History-themed Trivia! Brush up on your American, North Carolina, and Cabarrus County history and be prepared to laugh and enjoy the evening’s entertainment.

Come out and support Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc.’s local preservation efforts with Preservation and Pints! Tickets are $75 per person and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Ashley Sedlak-Propst at 704-920-2465 or email

Treasured Teachers Exhibit now on Display!

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 6.43.13 PM“Class” is in session! The Concord Museum is pleased to announce that our newest exhibit, Treasured Teachers, is open. This exhibit focuses on the educators and innovators of Cabarrus County who inspired generations of students, from elementary school to their college days.

Treasured Teachers will run from August 19, 2016 through January 20, 2017 at the Concord Museum.

Join Us for Art Walk this Friday!


Historic Cabarrus is proud to announce that our newest exhibit, Steeples in the Countryside, will be celebrating its opening during Art Walk, Friday June 17th.

The exhibit highlights six of the earliest churches of Cabarrus County, many dating back to before the founding of the county. Several artifacts and images from Historic Cabarrus Association’s archives will be on display, including a rare American Colonial period Bible and an 1851 Family Bible. On loan from First Presbyterian Church are a series of watercolor prints of all five First Presbyterian church buildings.

Art Walk runs from 6-9 p.m. Many downtown shops, galleries, and businesses will be open for the event. The Concord Museum is located in the Historic Courthouse at 65 Union Street South.

The First Rosa documentary screening

Historic Cabarrus hosted a free screening of the documentary film The First Rosa on Thursday, April 7th. The evening was a resounding success and we enjoyed spending the evening with everyone who attended!

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