The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. now finds it home in the newly restored 1902 Wilkes County Courthouse celebrating it’s unique heritage as it seeks to preserve the past of Wilkes County. Since it’s official opening in November 2005, the Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. has undoubtedly contributed to the education and culture of the county’s present and future. Through a collection of artifacts and images, numerous stories of early settlement, military history, industry, agriculture, medicine, communication, education, entertainment, and transportation are told.
The Wilkes Heritage Museum has obtained grants from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and the Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority for funding the design of the music room that houses exhibits interpreting the musical heritage of the region. The auditorium and it’s foyer house the Hall of Fame and is located on the top floor of the Wilkes Heritage Museum.