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.”





April 26

Civil War Day

11:30AM- 2:30PM



Come join us as we remember those that served through the Civil War, both for the Union and the Confederacy. This living history event will include military drills, musket firing demonstrations, camp life displays, and activities to help everyone understand what life was like for those that served during the War Between the States.




May 9

Blues out Back Concert Series

Abe Reid

6:30PM- 8:00PM

THIS CONCERT IS SPONSORED BY CNC-KE (manufacturing - Charlotte, NC)


Gaston County Museum is proud to present the 16th Annual “Blues out Back” free summer concert series held the second Friday of each month from May until September. To kick off this year's concert series, we have Abe Reid performing on May 9th at 6:30pm. Abe Reid is a master of growling out old tunes and screaming the harmonica. His authentic finger picking style with the guitar has lots of new squeaks and squonks to unleash on the unsuspecting. Abe’s style inspires countless imitations and makes getting the blues enjoyable. He’s an innovator, creating infectious melodies that deliver potent assaults on the English language.

The museum encourages folks to bring along blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic for an evening of great music with fiends and family.


May 10

Mother's Day Tea


$15 per Adult/ $10 per Child

The museum is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea for ages 5-up. Costumed staff will deliver a short program on the history of tea drinking and leisure activities of the 19th century. Participants will partake in a tea party complete with fresh brewed tea, lemonade, finger sandwiches, pastries, and other savory offerings. While dressing up is not required, it is encouraged. There will be a hat contest at the conclusion of the program!

RSVP required by May 7th.

To make a reservation for this program or to receive further information, please contact Jason Luker at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or


May 24

Family Fun Day

11:30AM- 2:30PM


Please join us for our 10th Annual Family Fun Day.  In addition to visiting the museum, families can sample free ice cream, take a carriage ride for $5 per person, make fun crafts in the Museum, and play historic games on the back lawn.  Also, this year we will have three storytellers providing wonderful and fun stories throughout the day. These storytellers will demonstrate different styles including Appalachian Jack Tales, Native American Folk Tales, and even some puppetry.



May 27

Terrific Toddler Tuesday- All Aboard the Choo Choo

10:00AM- 11:00AM

$2 per participating child (FREE for Museum Members)

Come visit the historic Train Depot and Caboose. Children will learn about all types of trains and what made them so important to the Gaston County area. The program will also include a fun craft that the children can take home.

Programs vary each month (always occurring on the 4th Tuesday) but relate back to art or history and may include a story, art project, craft, song, or tour of a part of the museum. 

Parental supervision is required.




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