Kings Mountain Historical Museum, at 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina, features archives and objects related to the City of Kings Mountain. It’s free to visit.
War & Memory: A Commemoration of Remembrance
The current exhibit is War & Memory: A Commemoration of Remembrance. It will take place from February 21st to June 3rd, 2023. It will be free to visit Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This exhibit is an introduction to “Decoration Day” and its roots within the African American Community to honor and remember Union Soldiers after the Civil War, how it evolved during World War I to expand to honor all American war fatalities, becoming a Federal Holiday, and being declared as “Memorial Day” later on after World War II. This exhibit will feature Civil War, WWI and WWII artifacts and ephemera on display in remembrance of residents of Cleveland County in honor of Memorial Day in 2023.
Book Talk with Steve Zaley
Book Talk with Steve Zaley: “They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten” takes place Saturday, April 15th, 2023, from 1 to 2 p.m.
It’s free to attend. Registration is required.
A story of the 505 Parachute Infantry’s Third Battalion, Headquarters Company from 1942 through 1945. The author; Steven Robert Zaley, is the son of 505 Parachute Infantry paratrooper Stephen Zaley. The story is about the original members of the 82nd Airborne Division’s, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company from inception in 1942 to demobilization of high time combat forces at the end of the Second World War.
Books will be available for purchase.
World War II Living History Day
World War II Living History Day is a special event that will take place Saturday, May 20th, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Step back in time into the camps of World War II. There will be various displays and reenactors on site to talk and interact with the museum guests about the US Military involvement during the European Theater of Operations. The main focus of this living history event will focus on the Airborne Operations (Parachute Infantry Regiment) during World War II. Various uniforms, gear, weapons, demolitions equipment and communications equipment will be on display outside on the museum grounds.
Additionally, we will have the Barber House open to the public with WWII cooking demonstrations with Susie Worcester.
The Kings Mountain Historical Museum will also be open with the exhibit “War & Memory: A Commemoration of Remembrance” on display with various WWI and WWII artifacts featured.
Presented by the 508th Headquarters-Headquarters P.I.R. of the 82nd Airborne Division.
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