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FEATURED EXHIBIT

1929 STRIKE: A Community Divided, explores the details of the iconic 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The exhibit brings to life the living and working conditions of mill workers in Gaston County leading up to the strike and life in the mills as told from the contrasting viewpoints of workers and mill owners.

Learn about the deaths of strike leader Ella May Wiggins and Police Chief O. F. Aderholt, and how the influence of communism in Gaston County ignited and divided the mill communities.

In 1929 STRIKE: A Community Divided, the Museum hopes to challenge the viewer to consider what is right, what is fair, and what it means to protest, as these themes are now as timely as ever.

CURRENT EXHIBITS

Explore the art and history of Gaston County through our permanent and rotating exhibits.

PAST EXHIBITS

Explore the art and history of Gaston County through our permanent and rotating exhibits.
A Southern Perspective: Artwork from the Gaston County
Museum Collection
May 29 - August 18, 2018

The Artwork of Greta Marie Carlos
May 29 - August 18, 2018

Then and Now: Gaston County Through the Ages
May 26 - October 27, 2018

Artistry in Wood
October 14, 2017- March 31, 2018
Cabinets of Curiosities
May 27, 2017- March 3, 2018

World War 1: Hometown Heroes
May 21, 2016- March 4, 2018

Hallowed Ground: How We Remember Our Dead
October 7, 2015- March 5, 2016

A Stitch of Comfort: Quilting as an Art
January 30 - April 9, 2016