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Museum of the Waxhaws

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This is a regional history museum dedicated to the history of the Waxhaws region and the memory of the nation's 7th President, a native of the Waxhaws. The museum has numerous artifacts as well as a film that details the area's history. In addition there is a gift shop and a small picnic area on the grounds. The collection contains historic artifacts documenting the development of the region from the time of the Waxhaw Indians, for whom the region is named, until 1900. Subjects include the first European explorers, early settlers, particularly the Scots-Irish, and the boyhood of Andrew Jackson, which was spent in the Waxhaws region. The permanent exhibits also focus on the American Revolution, Jackson's Presidency, the Civil War, and life in the Waxhaws at the turn of the century. A large education and exhibit room is used to house temporary exhibits which focus on a particular aspect of the region's unique and interesting history.

Location: Hwy 75, Waxhaw North Carolina Telephone 704-843-1832

Other History nearby:
(Gaffney) Cherokee County Veterans Museum
(Rock Hill) Historic Brattonsville
(Huntersville) Historic Latta Place
(York) Historical Center of York County
(Charlotte) Museum of the New South
(Waxhaw) Museum of the Waxhaws

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