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EXHIBITS

CURRENT EXHIBIT

STITCHED:

THE FABRICS OF A COMMUNITY

 

February 16-May 8, 2021

What does the term stitched mean? It is the process of making, mending, or joining with stitches. In relation to textiles, people have been sewing in one form or another, for thousands of years, with evidence that suggests even up up to 20,000 years ago. Throughout history, it was a common task for people to make their own quilts, coverlets, clothes, and many other everyday objects by hand stitching. Over time, improved sewing techniques led to the invention of the sewing machine, and machine stitching. This exhibit showcases a selection of stitched examples in our collections that were produced by members of the community in Kings Mountain, NC.

*This event will adhere to social distancing protocols and guidelines in place at the time of the event. Masks will be required upon entry.

FREE ADMISSION!

UPCOMING EXHIBIT

PEOPLE & PLACE:

THE GILDED AGE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC

JUNE 22-OCTOBER 23, 2021

The city of Kings Mountain, NC was incorporated on February 11, 1874 during the era termed the "Gilded Age" which refers to the time period between 1870 and 1900. This period of time often evokes images of great wealth and businessmen such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and G.W. Vanderbilt who became wealthy as the steel, oil, and railroad industries flourished. This exhibit explores the beginnings of Kings Mountain and how the "Gilded Age' in North Carolina was a time of dramatic cultural transformation bringing new technology, new consumer goods, new patterns of living, and new opportunities for women.

*This event will adhere to social distancing protocols and guidelines in place at the time of the event. Masks will be required upon entry.

FREE ADMISSION!

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