Hickory – Richard Eller, professor of History at Catawba Valley Community College and the historian in residence at the Catawba County Museum of History, will be discussing the History of Hickory on June 24th at the Lyerly House. Partnering with the Historical Association of Catawba County,History Of Hickory Discussion and in conjunction with the release of his new book, Complete History of Hickory, Richard will discuss Hickory’s history from the first Hickory Tree right up to the present. As the City celebrates its 150+ year anniversary, this free discussion will give newcomers and well-entrenched Hickory families alike an opportunity to learn what the early settlers, city framers and early administrators did to make our city grow and prosper. Mayor Hank Guess will be on hand to welcome and introduce Professor Eller.

Eller is the author of several books through Redhawk Publications, including books on the 1944 Polio Epidemic, the Furniture Mart and Piedmont Airlines. His unique style of writing makes history come to life in an accessible manner for readers of all ages.

Join us for this free discussion on the History of Hickory by local historian, Richard Eller, on Thursday June 24th, 7pm – 8:30pm, at The Lyerly House. The Lyerly House is located at 310 N Center St., Hickory, NC 28601.

Redhawk Publications is an initiative of Catawba Valley Community College whose purpose is to publish and distribute course textbooks as well as artistic and academic contributions from the community and beyond.

For more information on this event, to purchase the book or to learn more about Redhawk Publications, contact Patricia Thompson, pthompson994@cvcc.edu.