Sails Original Music Series 150th Celebration event

Patrick Daily Lecture Series

The Patrick Daily Lecture Series is a 3-part keynote presentation regarding notable periods within Hickory’s history. The series was presented by Patrick Daily, Director of the Hickory Landmarks Society and notable author. The live presentations were held in the fall of 2020 at Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block. Each lecture was recorded and can be found via the embedded links below or by visiting the Hickory Landmarks Society Facebook page. Thank you for celebrating our history with us!
Hickory Tavern: Origins & History
1870 Hickory: It Was a Good Year
Piedmont Wagon Company: Hickory’s First Major Industry

HKY150 Quilt by Catawba Valley Quilters Guild

“In celebration of Hickory’s Sesquicentennial, the Catawba Valley Quilters Guild came together with the idea of creating a piece that encapsulates Hickory as it is and was at the time of its establishment. The quilt pictured below is made up of 165 individually stitched quilt squares, including one large square in the center featuring the official 150th logo as well as 4 squares surrounding it to represent historic places in the community such as The Hickory Tavern, Maple Grove, Piedmont Wagon, and the Shuford building. The group had 55 members individually contributing to the commemorative quilt over the span of several months. Thank you to the Catawba Valley Quilters Guild and all involved for their time and dedication to this project”

The City would like to thank the following partners
for the 150th anniversary

Catawba Science CenterHickory CrawdadsOlde Hickory BreweryOdaly's BakerySign SystemsSign Systems   Hickory Toyota

To purchase your official City of Hickory and 150th merchandise visit

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