Collecting In Crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic and the civil rights crisis here in America have taken the world by storm. As our lives shift, the Gaston County Museum of Art and History would like to document these moments in history, and we are asking the people of Gaston County to help us by sharing their experiences.





The Gaston County Museum invites you to take part in our newest social media project, "People of Gaston." Every other week, the museum will post an image to the Facebook page, of an unidentified individual(s) from the collection, in hopes to gather as much information about that individual(s) as possible. We are looking for names, dates, places, and relationships.

By taking part in the “People of Gaston” project, you will be helping the Museum bridge the gap in information of the history of our county for future researchers and historians. If you have any information on the images posted, please reach out to our Registrar, Markecia Koulesser, by email at or by phone at 704-922-7681 ext. 107.

Let's do history together.


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Additional Resources:

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Ask a Registrar:

Have specific questions about Gaston County Museum collections? Contact Markecia Koulesser, Registrar, at