WATCH & VOTE for Liberty Mountain Tonight on WTVI!

WATCH Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s Video on WTVI PBS Charlotte’s “Carolina Impact” TONIGHT – Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 pm



Kings Mountain Historical Museum has been selected as one of three finalists, along with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and the Allegro Foundation, in WTVI PBS Charlotte’s Community Give Back nonprofit spotlight contest. The three finalists each received a video profile that will air during “Carolina Impact,” and can be used by each organization to help them promote their cause for years to come. The video profile will provide valuable exposure on television across WTVI’s 13-county viewing region.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s video will be the last of the three videos to air; it will air TONIGHT, Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 pm. Viewers will then choose the contest winner by voting at from April 21 through May 5. The winning organization will receive $10,000 in free underwriting on PBS Charlotte.

“We saw the impact of local voters recently when Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge in Shelby won the 2015 Garden & Gun Ultimate Barbecue Bracket. That was local voters who cared enough to make that happen. We are hoping the community will come together again to support the Museum with their votes. The $10,000 in free underwriting would have a huge impact on driving local tourism and economic development,” said Kings Mountain Historical Museum Director Adria Focht.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s video profile highlights the community partnership project centered around Liberty Mountain, the Revolutionary drama penned by renowned author and playwright Bob Inman and presented by the Kings Mountain Little Theatre. Liberty Mountain’s summer performances are expected to draw over 3,000 people to the Kings Mountain area this summer, and the Museum and its partner organizations plan to create an authentic, multifaceted cultural experience for these visitors with a variety of activities at multiple venues. Partners on this project include the Southern Arts Society, the Kings Mountain Little Theatre, the Mauney Memorial Library, the City of Kings Mountain, the Kings Mountain Main Street Program, and the Chamber of Commerce.

The video showcases this partnership and the many cultural attractions and resources that Kings Mountain has to offer to local and out-of-town visitors, with the goal of enhancing the City’s image as a destination for tourism. The five-minute promo is chock full of exciting clips of Liberty Mountain actors on stage and at the Museum, soundbites from Bob Inman, Mayor Murphrey, and more.

The video will improve efforts to promote these activities as a single attraction, and will boost the publicity reach substantially. By increasing awareness of cultural opportunities in Kings Mountain throughout PBS Charlotte’s 13-county viewing area, our entire community will benefit from this promotion.

The video profile also holds the potential to take the publicity opportunity to the next level: if chosen by the viewers, the Museum would receive $10,000 in free underwriting – which means advertising. This promotional support reaches far beyond the Museum’s current resources for advertising and marketing, and will again support the City’s image as a destination for tourism, this time on a much larger scale.

Watch the video and PLEASE VOTE for Kings Mountain Historical Museum at between April 21 through May 5. Check the Museum’s Facebook page and Liberty Mountain’s Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates, or call 704-739-1019 for more information.