The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Catawba Valley through the Eyes of Robert C. Reed


Robert C. Reed has been a photojournalist in our region for nearly 50 years. This exhibition offers a glimpse at his career which has covered stories from the race riot and Hickory High in 1976, to the Zahra Baker murder in 2010, to everything in between and beyond.

Exhibition displayed May 7, 2022 thru September 11, 2022.