Bo Teague

Bo Teague

NEWTON — The board of trustees for the Historical Association of Catawba County announces the appointment of Executive Director Bo Teague, a life-long resident of Catawba County.

“Bo knows our community and the inner workings of this nonprofit,” said Mike Eckard, board president. “He has been an effective interim director and we believe he will take the association into a positive direction moving forward.”

Last fall, Teague served as the project manager for the Stories: Yes program underwritten by the Smithsonian Institute’s Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) that encourages young people to learn more about their home town through documentary film.

“I am pleased to know that the HACC board has enough confidence in me to lead the Historical Association of Catawba County in an executive position. I look forward to working with the board, museum staff, and the great folks of Catawba County in preserving our county history,” Teague said.

Teague grew up in the Blackburn community and worked at Corning Incorporated in a supervisory position. After retiring from CommScope Incorporated as a superintendent, Teague joined the HACC. Teague and his wife Doris Kiger Teague live in the Startown community.

During the months Teague served as interim director, new events have been added for the community. Teague has overseen and continues to coordinate with construction company and engineers for the completion of the restoration of Bunker Hill Covered Bridge.

The Historical Association of Catawba County serves the local community by providing place-based experiences across four historic sites. To learn more, visit

Get today’s top stories right in your inbox. Sign up for our daily newsletter.

Load comments