What We Do:

“The purposes of the PCHA are to promote, advance, encourage and cultivate public and private interest in the history, archives and memoirs of Polk County North Carolina and to provide a location for the collection and preservation of Polk County artifacts.”

 


Who We Are:

Directors:

Judy Arledge (Exp. 2017)

Clint Blanton (Exp. 2017)

Joe Epley (Exp. 2019)

Becky Hudson (Exp. 2019)

Charlene Pace (Exp. 2017)

Opal Suave (Exp. 2017)

Board:

Ted Owens, President

Pat McCool, Vice President

Marian Bryan, VP, News Editor

Francis Parker, Secretary

Carroll Mohn, Treasurer

Herb Hanson, Videographer

Miscellaneous:

George Comparetto, Museum Curator

James Metcalf, Chief Docent/Merchandise

Michael McCue, Art Advisor


What We've Achieved/Projects:

 

  • We have collected thousand of historical pictures artifacts and articles for historical preservation and education housed in our museum

  • We are constantly working with government offices, businesses civic groups, churches, and individuals answering many questions for historical research as well as presenting educational programs to promote our local history.

  • We have and are adding to a geneology library with family histories and research reference books.

  • We as an association funded and organized the move and preservation of the historic Battle of Round Mountain monument from its desolate mountain location to downtown Columbus to be enjoyed by the public.

  • Through our oral history project, we have preserved the life stories of some of oldest residents many have since been deceased.