The Mount Holly Historical Society will stage a festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday marking the city’s recovery from the Great Flood of 1916.
The flood killed 50 people in western North Carolina. The Mount Holly group created an exhibit about it. An 11 a.m. program on the flood will include a ringing of the bell that once hung in a textile mill on Mountain Island that the flood destroyed.
The historical society and its museum are at 131 S. Main St. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Belmont, a state historical marker to honor 10 men who died in the Catawba River will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 29/74 at Catawba Street. A traveling exhibit on the flood, “So Great the Devastation,” will go on display Sunday at the Belmont Historical Society, 40 E. Catawba St., through August.