Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about Murray’s Mill, one of the sites preserved by the Historical Association of Catawba County. Executive Director Bo Teague will highlight some of the history and stories surrounding Murray’s Mill which was built by John Murray in 1913.
Murray’s father, William, operated a grist mill on the site in Catawba, N.C. as early as 1883. John Murray built the current two-story structure in 1913 and the family continued to operate the mill until 1967. The Historical Association of Catawba County purchased the Mill and General Store in 1982 and has been operating them ever since. The original house of William Murray and the houses of John Murray and Lloyd Murray are still on the property. The John Murray house is currently available for tours.
Bo Teague is the Executive Director of the Historical Association of Catawba County and a life-long Catawba County native. He was raised in the Blackburn Community just south of Hickory and attended Gardener Webb University. Bo has been with the Historical Association of Catawba County for eight years and works to preserve the objects, stories and places that matter most to Catawbans.
Registration is not required for this program. For more information, call 828-304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. All library programs are free and open to the public.