Calendar

 

Gaston County strives to make its programs, services and activities accessible to all. 

If you will require an accommodation we request that you contact our office at least 5 days before the event.”

 

 

June

 

Summer Drop-In Day Camp:  Life in 1800's Dallas - Court Day

Thursday, June 11, 2015

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Drop-In Day Camp is back at the Gaston County Museum! This four-week program includes hands-on activities, games, and crafts that will focus on a new topic every week. This year we are excited to present a closer look at what life was like in historic Dallas, NC. The Drop-In Day Camps are designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12, but the whole family is invited to come join the fun!

 

This week we will jump back in time to explore the Old Courthouse and experience what “A Day at Court” was like in the town of Dallas. This program will include a memorable mock trial where everyone gets a chance to participate.

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

 

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17th Annual Blues out Back Concert Series - John Dee Holeman & Tad Walters

SPONSORED BY Sheriff Alan and Cathy Cloninger, Mayor Rick and Donna Coleman, Chris and Sandi Dobbins, & Robert and Anna Pasour

Friday, June 12, 2015

6:30 - 8 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Gaston County Museum will host the performance of John Dee Holeman & Tad Walters, as part of their 17th Annual “Blues out Back” free summer concert series on the lawn behind the museum.

 

John Dee Holeman was born in Orange County, North Carolina in 1929.  He is a storyteller and a blues artist that played with musicians who learned directly from Blind Boy Fuller.  He possesses an expressive blues voice and is a wonderful guitarist incorporating both Piedmont and Texas guitar styles. 

Born in Canton, OH, raised in Raleigh, NC, Tad Walters began playing the guitar at age twelve. As he was developing his guitar skill, Tad picked up the harmonica a couple years later at fourteen. He was influenced by the likes of Blind Boy Fuller, Robert Lockwood, Charlie Patton, Robert Nighthawk, and John Jackson, among others, and began his professional music career with the Bob Margolin Band in 1996. Tad is now teaching guitar and harmonica lessons and concentrating on Piedmont blues and old-time jazz with Dave Andrews.

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected] to reserve your seat. Space is limited.

 

For a 2015 Blues out Back schedule,

please click here

 

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Summer Drop-In Day Camp:  Life in 1800's Dallas - Summer Day at the Hoffman Hotel

Thursday, June 18, 2015

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Drop-In Day Camp is back at the Gaston County Museum! This four-week program includes hands-on activities, games, and crafts that will focus on a new topic every week. This year we are excited to present a closer look at what life was like in historic Dallas, NC. The Drop-In Day Camps are designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12, but the whole family is invited to come join the fun!

 

This week we will be looking at what a summer day in the hotel would be like in the 1800s. Everyone has chores and duties. Well, that was true in the past too. There will be plenty of fun games for all ages and the program will also include a gardening activity that the children can take home with them.

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

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Summer Drop-In Day Camp:  Life in 1800's Dallas - Textile Day

Thursday, June 25, 2015

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Drop-In Day Camp is back at the Gaston County Museum! This four-week program includes hands-on activities, games, and crafts that will focus on a new topic every week. This year we are excited to present a closer look at what life was like in historic Dallas, NC. The Drop-In Day Camps are designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12, but the whole family is invited to come join the fun!

 

This week we will be looking at early textile mills of Gaston County. This area was a leader in textile production not only in North Carolina but also for all of the United States. Campers will get to experience what life was like in a textile mill while also practicing their sewing skills.

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

 

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July

 

 

Summer Drop-In Day Camp:  Life in 1800's Dallas - Independence Celebration

Thursday, July 2, 2015

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Drop-In Day Camp is back at the Gaston County Museum! This four-week program includes hands-on activities, games, and crafts that will focus on a new topic every week. This year we are excited to present a closer look at what life was like in historic Dallas, NC. The Drop-In Day Camps are designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12, but the whole family is invited to come join the fun!

 

This week we will look at how people celebrated July 4th in the 1800s.  The program will include fun crafts, activities, and games that celebrate America’s birthday.

 

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

 

 

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17th Annual Blues out Back Concert Series - Mike "Lightnin" Wells

SPONSORED BY The Town of Dallas & GSM Services, Inc.

Friday, July 10, 2015

6:30 - 8 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Gaston County Museum will host the performance of Mike “Lightnin” Wells, as part of their 17th Annual “Blues out Back” free summer concert series on the lawn behind the museum.

 

With his experience, knowledge, and well-honed performance skills, Lightnin’ Wells has established himself at the forefront of the traditional blues revival. He is a life-long student and devotee of the pioneering performers in the piedmont blues tradition which once thrived in the Carolinas. Mike has taught blues guitar throughout the country and has served for years as a board member for the Music Maker Relief Foundation which assists elderly blues and old-time musicians to meet their basic needs. His musical style is personal and energetic yet remains true to the original root form. Lightnin’ Wells goal is to entertain and educate using a variety of sources, influences, and techniques to express his dedication, respect and pleasure in presenting this unique American art form.

 

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected] to reserve your seat. Space is limited.

 

For a 2015 Blues out Back schedule,

please click here

 

 

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Civil War Summer Camp

Friday, July 17, 2015

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ages: 8-12

$40/individual

 

A call to arms! Join the staff of the Gaston County Museum for an immersive one-day camp exploring the American Civil War. Campers will learn about the history of the war, the role women played during the conflict, and what it means to be a soldier through military marching, troop movements, and firing demonstrations. The day ends with the campers applying what they learned by participating in a mock battle!

 

Pre-reservation and pre-payment is required for this camp and space is limited. For more information about this program or to make your reservation please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

 

 

 

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Art Camp

Friday, July 17, 2015

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ages: 8-12

$40/individual

 

Do you know a child who is creative and loves art? Gaston County Museum’s Art Camp is the perfect place for your young budding artists! Campers will get the opportunity to experiment with five distinct art forms. The sessions will include pottery, photography, watercolors, paper quilling, and abstract art. All the materials will be provided and finished pieces will go home at the end of camp.

 

Pre-reservation and pre-payment is required for this camp and space is limited. For more information about this program or to make your reservation please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

 

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August

 

 

17th Annual Blues out Back Concert Series - Jon Shain

Friday, August 14, 2015

SPONSORED BY Akers Pharmacy

6:30 - 8 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Gaston County Museum will host the performance of Jon Shain, as part of their 17th Annual “Blues out Back” free summer concert series on the lawn behind the museum.

 

Jon has developed and refined his own contemporary version of the Piedmont Blues, a bouncy, energetic style that developed in his adopted hometown of Durham, North Carolina and elsewhere around the southeastern USA. He has shared the stage with notable artist such as Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, and Keb Mo, just to name a few. Jon Shain is a former International Blues Challenge finalist, a fine guitar picker, and an award-winning Americana songwriter.

 

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected] to reserve your seat. Space is limited.

 

For a 2015 Blues out Back schedule,

please click here

 

 

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