The Historic Society Heritage Museum in Lenoir
Located in the heart of Lenoir’s Historic District, the Caldwell Heritage Museum is a great place to learn about the area’s rich history. The museum is housed in the former Davenport College Music Building, a two story red brick building that is easily recognizable from a distance. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday and Saturday. The museum has special exhibits, educational services, and more.
The museum is open for tours, and there is an education center that is available for school groups and special interest groups. The museum also features a performance venue in the form of the Jeffers Theatre. The best part is that this facility is located just across the street from downtown Lenoir, making it easy to see both attractions in one visit. In addition to the performance venue, there is a children’s theater designed for kids aged seven to fourteen. The Museum of the Delaware Valley has more than twenty permanent exhibits. Among the highlights are a display containing the largest collection of digitized maps of the area. The museum also houses special collections. Some of the exhibits are geared specifically towards children, while others focus on local history and culture.
There is also a special library called Heritage Place. This is home to a special reserved collection of local and state historical material. The museum also has an extensive section of Virgina books and records, and a large boxwood garden. In addition, there are a number of special events, most notably the annual Luminary Celebration in September, which is a rite of passage for area high school students.