"Preserving the Past for the Future"

serving the Hickory area by leading in the protection of historically or architecturally significant landmarks, neighborhoods, and cultural traditions

About Us

Founded in 1968, the Hickory Landmarks Society, Inc. (HLS) is one of the oldest local historic preservation organizations in North Carolina.  Its purpose is to preserve and protect individual historic landmarks, architecturally significant neighborhoods, and heritage of Hickory, North Carolina.    A private, nonprofit organization, HLS works through education and advocacy to ensure responsible historic preservation as part of community growth.

Mission

The Hickory Landmarks Society is a non-profit, educational institution, founded in 1968.  The organization’s mission is “to serve the Hickory, NC region by leading in the protection of historically or architecturally significant individual landmarks, neighborhoods, and cultural traditions.”  It is accomplished by means of education, advocacy, property management, and ensuring responsible historic preservation as part of community growth.

Museums

The Hickory Landmarks’s Society is responsible for the preservation & maintenance for 5 historic landmarks located in the Hickory area.