Historic Gold Hill and the Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society, Inc was named a Q2 2023 recipient of T-Mobile's Hometown Grant award. Since 2021, T-Mobile has been investing in small towns across the country to help fund projects that are vitally important to these local communities. We are humbled and honored that T-Mobile recognizes the value of investing in the rich history that we strive to preserve and enhance here in Gold Hill, NC. This investment will help renovate the boardwalk infrastructure in the village, enhancing accessibility for our citizens and guests, and honor our local veterans!
“Improving accessibility for our disabled and elderly citizens and visitors is an important project that will continue the tradition of honoring our Nation’s Veterans in Rowan County.”
- Greg Edds, Chairman, Rowan County Board of Commissioners
“Gold Hill is a treasure in our state and is especially valued by our older citizens who can truly appreciate its historical and cultural significance. We are pleased to support the Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society and partners in their endeavor to make Gold Hill more accessible to our older and disabled adults in Rowan and surrounding counties.”
- Linda Miller, Director, Centralina Area Agency on Aging
Read the full press release here https://www.t-mobile.com/news/un-carrier/t-mobiles-hometown-grants-spark-positive-change-in-25-new-communities
Connect with GHHPS today to find out how you can support our project too!
Nothing's better than 'Chilling by the Fires'. Join us for our 23rd annual Lighting of the Fall Fires, Saturday, November 18th from 5:30 - 9:00pm, presented by the Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society. Come out and celebrate the fall season with food, music and family fun! Special musical guests Coddle Creek (https://www.facebook.com/CoddleCreek/)
Tickets are $30 each, children 10 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society.
Established in 1824, Historic Gold Hill is a restored nineteenth century gold mining town with a 70 acre park, restaurant and numerous locally owned shops in eastern Rowan County. The village is home to the site of the Barnhardt and Randolph Gold mines that garnered nineteenth century fame as the richest gold mining property east of the Mississippi. Today the village is one of the regions most sought after wedding venues and a favorite for photographers. The old mining roads throughout the are now hiking/cycling trails and include the Gold Hill Rail Trail which was the original narrow-gauge railroad spur line through the mining region.
The Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society would not be the same without all of the amazing members that give their time and resources to support our programs. GHHPS relies on membership to help raise funds for maintaining our buildings and infrastructure, and for hosting events like The Annual Lighting of the Fall Fires, that ushers in the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, our annual Memorial Day Bike Ride and many more. Becoming a member is easy. Just click on the link below.
Thom Knowles - President
Joe Lowe - Vice President
Eric Culp - Treasurer
Genie Lowe - Secretary
Michael Tarwater - Asst. Secretary
GHHPS works to protect the significance of the historic gold mining town of Gold Hill, North Carolina. Our mission is to restore and preserve all of the old buildings and infrastructure. Not only in Gold Hill but surrounding counties like Rowan, Cabarrus and Stanly counties. Let's keep history alive by telling the story of Gold Hill, North Carolina.
Your support and contributions to our nonprofit will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.