Granite Falls History & Transportation Museum

The Town of Granite Falls purchased the historic home of Andrew Baird, one of the Town's original founders, which was built in the 1790's and stands today as the second oldest home in Caldwell County. The Town was awarded an NC Department of Transportation Enhancement Grant in the amount of $335,000, which was used to perform a historic restoration, construct sidewalks and bike paths and to acquire transportation related artifacts. The Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum celebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 18, 2007.
 
The Granite Falls History Committee sponsors events and exhibits at the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum in addition to the memorabilia displayed commemorating the Town's history. Examples include art displays by students from local schools, displays of local artists, works of literature by Town residents or former residents and recently a unique teacup exhibit. Each year the museum is fully decorated in celebration of the Christmas season. In the near future the History Committee plans to open an exhibit of sports memorabilia featuring athletes and coaches with connections to the Town of Granite Falls.
 
The Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum needs volunteers to open the museum and serve as hosts and hostesses on Sundays. Volunteers are asked to serve for two hours once every three months. If you can serve as a volunteer, please contact the Town Office at 828.396.3131. Volunteers will be trained for their work at the museum. The museum is open on Sundays from 2 pm until 4 pm, except holidays. Private tours may be arranged by calling the Town Office at 828.396.3131.
 
For additional information about the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum, please visit the Transportation Museum Website.
 

Art in the Park concert, featuring the band Fox and Company and the Anywherez Fine Food Truck, will be held Monday, May 20th at the Granite Falls Recreation Center on Field #2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.