Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum Kinston, NC

Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum  Kinston, NC The museum portrays fire fighting in Kinston since the late 1800's. If you have any photos, stories, or information on firefighting in Kinston, NC or surrounding areas please post them to the Facebook site.
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Operating as usual

Halligan is with me at the museum until 4 pm.
01/18/2020

Halligan is with me at the museum until 4 pm.

Well Truckie is here today teaching his new probationary fire mascot the ropes. We will be here until 4 or until we can ...
12/07/2019

Well Truckie is here today teaching his new probationary fire mascot the ropes. We will be here until 4 or until we can leave once the parade is over.

Hello. My name is Halligan. Today is the first of many days at the Caswell No 1 Fire Station Museum. Dad say he was givi...
10/12/2019

Hello. My name is Halligan. Today is the first of many days at the Caswell No 1 Fire Station Museum. Dad say he was giving Truckie, my big brother, a day off after a very busy Fire Prevention Week.

06/29/2019

Well Truckie and I opened the museum until 1pm today. We closed early because the street was still closed and we had no visitors.

06/14/2019

Well Queen Street is still closed which means the museum will be closed. As soon as we can gain access to the museum, we will begin opening again. Please like and follow this page to get the most up-to-date information.

05/18/2019

Queen Street is still closed so the museum will not be open today.

03/23/2019

We are open today at Caswell No 1 until 4pm. We will close temporarily between 11:20 and 12:20 for the send off of the St. Baldrick's Foundation Mortorcycle run.

Truckie found a warm spot in the sun. We are here today until 4pm.
11/10/2018

Truckie found a warm spot in the sun. We are here today until 4pm.

10/02/2018

The Kinston Firefighters Alumni Picnic at Kinston Fire Station 1 scheduled for noon on Thursday, October 4th has been postponed until next year. This is due to the preparation, response, and recovery efforts of the Department to Hurricane Florence.

09/08/2018

Sorry everyone. Truckie and I got to the museum this morning, but shortly afterward I began feeling I'll. There fore I had to close the museum today.

We are at Caswell No. 1 today until 4pm. We decided to give Truckie the weekend off and Phoenix is here today.
09/01/2018

We are at Caswell No. 1 today until 4pm. We decided to give Truckie the weekend off and Phoenix is here today.

08/18/2018

Guy Basden Funeral Arrangements

Garner Funeral Home
209 West Peyton Ave.
Kinston, NC

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Visitation: 12-2pm
Funeral: 2pm
Internment to follow immediately at Pinelawn Memorial Cemetery, 4488 US Highway 70 West, Kinston, NC

It is with great sadness that we have to report the former curator of the museum, Guy Basden, has passed away at age of ...
08/18/2018

It is with great sadness that we have to report the former curator of the museum, Guy Basden, has passed away at age of 83.

Guy was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired Fire Captain and Fire Marshal with the Kinston Fire Department. He was a huge supporter of the local baseball teams and the Freedom Classic.

Rest in Peace, Guy. We will endeavor to carry on where you have left off.

Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum will be open until 4pm today. Stop on by if you are in Kinston. Truckie says he is wai...
05/12/2018

Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum will be open until 4pm today. Stop on by if you are in Kinston. Truckie says he is waiting to greet you.

Construction is still ongoing on Queen Street in front of the museum today. We are open though and there is parking acro...
04/21/2018

Construction is still ongoing on Queen Street in front of the museum today. We are open though and there is parking across the street and behind the museum in the courthouse parking lot. Truckie and I will be here till 4pm today.

We are open today at Caswell No. 1 Fire Museum, even if Queen Street is closed out front. Truckie says there is plenty o...
04/14/2018

We are open today at Caswell No. 1 Fire Museum, even if Queen Street is closed out front. Truckie says there is plenty of parking in the rear in the Courthouse parking lot. We will be here till 4pm.

02/24/2018

Due to commitments at the Freedom Classic, Caswell No. 1 Fire Museum will be closing at 12 pm today. We will be open regular hours next Saturday.

02/17/2018

Sorry Folks. Truckie and I were loading up to head to open the museum today when a wave of nausea overcame me. Needless to I won't be able to open up this Saturday.

12/30/2017

Due to illness, the Caswell No 1 Fire Station Museum will be closed today. Thank you for your understanding.

Truckie wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Truckie and I will be at the museum until 1pm today. Mr ...
12/23/2017

Truckie wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Truckie and I will be at the museum until 1pm today. Mr Guy will be at the museum this afternoon.

Truckie and I are at the museum today until about 1pm. Guy will be here from 1 until about 4.
12/16/2017

Truckie and I are at the museum today until about 1pm. Guy will be here from 1 until about 4.

Truckie and I are at the museum till 1pm today.
12/09/2017

Truckie and I are at the museum till 1pm today.

Truckie and I are at the museum today until 1pm. The Mr. Gut Basden will be here until 4pm.
11/25/2017

Truckie and I are at the museum today until 1pm. The Mr. Gut Basden will be here until 4pm.

Truckie says it has been a slow morning at Caswell No. 1 Fire Museum. We will be here till 3 pm then are going to Wilson...
09/30/2017

Truckie says it has been a slow morning at Caswell No. 1 Fire Museum. We will be here till 3 pm then are going to Wilson FD Chief Oliver's retirement ceremony.

Truckie and  I  are  here until 4pm today. Come on down. It has been slow so far.
06/24/2017

Truckie and I are here until 4pm today. Come on down. It has been slow so far.

06/23/2017

The museum will be open normal hours this Saturday, June 24th. Truckie and I will be there from 10am-4pm.

06/17/2017

Today, Saturday, June 17, the museum should be open from 12-4pm.

06/16/2017

Due to a limited number of volunteers, our hours of operation on Saturdays may very with the availability of people to open the museum. Normal hours are between 10 am and 4pm on Saturdays. I will begin posting on a weekly basis the hours of operation on this FB page. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We are at Caswell No 1 Fire Museum until 4pm.
04/29/2017

We are at Caswell No 1 Fire Museum until 4pm.

06/04/2016

Truckie, Phoenix, and I will be at the Caswell No. 1 Fire Museum today from 10-4. Come on down.

Northeast Elementary First Graders visiting the museum on November 4, 2015.
11/05/2015

Northeast Elementary First Graders visiting the museum on November 4, 2015.

East Coast Wings & Grill | A St. Baldrick's Event
03/05/2015
East Coast Wings & Grill | A St. Baldrick's Event

East Coast Wings & Grill | A St. Baldrick's Event

This St. Baldrick's Foundation event is raising money for childhood cancer research by shaving heads! Whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement.

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Kinston, NC
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It is with great sadness that we have to report that long time curator Guy Basden has passed away. The fire museum was his passion and his loss will be greatly missed. Guy was a United States Air Force veteran and belonged to AMVETS among other civic organizations. He was a member of the City of Kinston Fire Department from 1960 until 1985. He attained the rank of Fire Captain and served as Fire Marshal. Guy also had an extreme love of baseball and supported the local teams in Kinston as well as the Freedom Classic. Rest in Peace, Brother Guy.
Hours listed as Sat 10-4. Here we at 2:30 on a Saturday - Doors are locked and lights are out. We planned the day around the trip to the museum for my son, who loves fire trucks. Leaving with a disappointed little boy.