Reverse Lantern Parade

The Gaston County Museum participated in Mount Holly's 3rd Annual "Reverse" Lantern Parade at Mt. Holly's Tuckaseege Park, October 2020.

Museum staff partnered with Bliss Gallery and artist Emily Andress to support Gaston County Schools interested in participating in lantern creation with their students. The Museum used grant funding from the Gaston County Community Foundation to supply over 400 students with materials for lantern construction, as well as training for teachers and students in how to create a lantern. In addition, Museum staff created a lantern for the 2020 theme, "The Circus is Coming to Town"!