The Museum of the Waxhaws has its history in an idea that began with Senator Aaron Plyer and the citizens of Waxhaw to establish a memorial to President Andrew Jackson. Subsequently, in early 1980, Governor Jim Hunt created the Andrew Jackson Historic Memorial Committee, a committee formed to assist the Division of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, in “determining the need for a permanent memorial to honor Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States.”
Today, in addition to the Andrew Jackson Memorial, The Museum of the Waxhaws serves to carry on the rich cultural history of the area through exhibits, reenactments, music, and other period related activities. The Union County Community Arts Council proudly supports this cultural treasure.
For more information about The Museum of the Waxhaws, please visit http://museumofthewaxhaws.org