Davidson County Bicentennial
2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of Davidson County, North Carolina.
This historic milestone is an opportunity to explore Davidson County’s rich 200-year history, and beyond. As we commemorate the Bicentennial, we also pause to consider the impact we are making today in building a better tomorrow.
Throughout the year, county-wide celebrations will take place that bridge past, present, and future, and bring community together. Events, programs, resources, and more will be posted here on the official Davidson County Bicentennial website. Check back often for updates.
Bicentennial Events, Projects, and More!
To celebrate the county's 200th anniversary, our next BIG exhibit is coming soon! The Story of Davidson County will explore our 200 year history, and beyond! Don't miss the grand open of the museum's newest, permanent, and premier one-stop-shop general Davidson County history exhibit! From prehistoric times to modern day, spanning all parts of the county, and within the context of regional, state, and national history - there's a lot of story to cover!
Join us for a fun filled day as we tour around Davidson County and learn about county history! Reservations Required.
Use your smartphone to access our virtual scavenger hunt series - playable so long as you have a smartphone and internet connection! Our first history hunt is available now, which will take you on an adventure throughout western Davidson County.
Bicentennial Brews, special edition beverages commemorating the county's Bicentennial, will be available throughout the county at participating beverage locations. For more info on those beverages and where to find them visit the Bicentennial Brews website. Also, don't miss our free, entertaining, and informal Bicentennial Brew events - all on alcohol history and education!
Explore Virtual Story Maps of Davidson County. Our first map explores all National Register of Historic Places sites located in the county. Maps are developed by Davidson County GIS Department, the Historical Museum, and Genealogy.
The African American Heritage Project mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret local Black History - and we need your help. The museum is calling for Oral History Interview Volunteers and Artifact Donors to help us build future exhibits and programs.
The museum wants to collect information and artifacts that represent our immigrant communities. We need your help! Most importantly, we need community members to share their life experiences and perspectives with us in oral history interviews. Oral history interviews are open to all ages and generations of immigrants (1st,2nd,3rd…) and all cultures. We also need translators, transcribers, interviewers, videographers, and project outreach volunteers.
Read More Bicentennial History
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Genealogy/Local History Room at the Lexington Public Library: