©2019 Historic Burke Foundation, Inc.

Contact us at (828) 437-4104 or historicburke@gmail.com

P.O. Box 915, Morganton, NC 28680

Historic Burke Foundation promotes knowledge of local culture and history through educational programming and historic site preservation.

CONTACT

Tel. 828-437-4104

P.O. Box 915
Morganton, NC, 28680

VISIT

By appointment. Please email or call!​

EMAIL

Enriching Our Future By Preserving Our Past

 

Historic Burke Foundation promotes knowledge of local culture and history through educational programming and historic site preservation.

 

The seed for the formation of Historic Burke Foundation came from the Historical Buildings Committee of the Morganton Service League. The committee, headed in 1978 by Mary Adair Phifer (Mrs. Edward W., Jr.), was instrumental in getting support for the preservation of the Historic Burke County Courthouse. Within a few years, the committee had increased in size. As a result, Historic Burke Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, was chartered in 1982. Barbara Cornwell Norvell (Mrs. Jerry T., Jr.) was elected the organization’s first president.

 

Historic Burke Foundation Activities

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  • Tours of the Historic Burke County Courthouse, The Captain Charles McDowell, Jr. House, Quaker Meadows Cemetery, and the Erwin Family Cemetery at Belvidere Plantation

  • Heritage and McDowell House Museum Exhibits

  • Educational programs for schools and the community

  • Annual Oldies but Goodies Senior Talent Show

  • Annual Revolutionary War Days commemorating the September 30, 1780 gathering of the Overmountain Men at Quaker Meadows Plantation before their victory at Kings Mountain, SC on October 7, 1780.

  • Annual Holiday Tour

  • Annual Meeting

Historic Properties

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  • Historic Burke County Courthouse

  • The Captain Charles McDowell, Jr. House at Quaker Meadows Plantation

  • Quaker Meadows Cemetery

  • The Erwin Family Cemetery at Belvidere Plantation

 

Our office and Heritage Museum are on the first floor of the Historic Burke County Courthouse.

Hours are by appointment. Please contact us to schedule a tour.

For group tours, contact us to schedule an appointment

well in advance!

 

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