Our Heritage

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For over 70 years, the Service League has made aiding those in need the heart of membership. Founded in 1937 by ten Hickory women, currently membership is over 300. Through the years the Service League has initiated and supported many worthwhile non-profits in Hickory and Catawba County. Dedication to philanthropy, service and education are the core of their community commitment. (full article/summary)

Did you know that the Catawba Science Center began as the Creative Museum for Youth in 1973? This Service League project began in the Cilley house on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 4th Street NW in Hickory.
Source: Hickory Daily Record, July 25, 1973. Photo by Chuck Felts.