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.”

 

 

September

 

September 9

Terrific Toddler Tuesday - King Cotton

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$2 per child

Your child will learn about the history of cotton and how this little plant changed Gaston County as they make a unique craft to take home.  The Terrific Toddler programs are designed for ages 2 to 5 year olds. These programs vary each month 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.  For additional information about this program, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at Jason.Luker@gastongov.com.

 


 

September 12

Blues out Back Concert Series

Big Ron Hunter

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

THIS CONCERT IS SPONSORED BY R&R Powder Coating & Brooks Insurance

Gaston County Museum will host the performance of Big Ron Hunter, as part of their 16th Annual “Blues out Back” free summer concert series on Friday, September 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the lawn behind the museum. 

Big Ron Hunter hails from the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area and picked up the guitar in the 1960s where he played in various local bands.  He was mentored by bluesman Guitar Gabriel and developed his unique style while raising a family and working a day job.  Retired now, Hunter is looking to break into the blues scene and play his music.

Blues out Back is held the second Friday of the month from May until September.  The museum encourages folks to bring along blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic for an evening of great music with friends and family.

For additional information about this program, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at Jason.Luker@gastongov.com

 


 

September 25

Loray Mill:  Past, Present, & Future

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FREE

RSVP Required to Jason Luker - 704.922.7681 x105

Historic Loray Mill, the largest textile mill under one roof in the South, had once been the heart of Gaston County’s bustling textile industry. The mill operated from 1900 to 1993, employing thousands of Gaston citizens and providing homes for their families in the mill village that surrounded the factory. Since its closure, a massive renovation project has been taking place, led by Loray Redevelopment, LLC. William R. Hughes, developer for the Loray Mill project, will be on hand to share information about this historic mill, talk about their restoration efforts, and share how the building will be utilized for generations to come.

Attendance for this program is by reservation only. For additional information about this program or to make a reservation, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at Jason.Luker@gastongov.com

 


 

October

 

October 14

Terrific Toddler Tuesday - Victorian Halloween

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$2 per child

Come learn how people celebrated Halloween in the 1800s and also make a fun mask that you can wear on “All Hallows Eve”.  The Terrific Toddler programs are designed for ages 2 to 5 year olds. These programs vary each month 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.  For additional information about this program, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at Jason.Luker@gastongov.com.

 

 


 

October 24

Music of the Highlands:  Jamie Laval in Concert

7-9 PM

$15 per Adult/$8 per Student

Gaston County Museum is proud to present Jamie Laval, the U.S. national Scottish Fiddle Champion. Jamie creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec. He combines toe-tapping melodies, amusing stories, foot percussion, and an innovative arrangement style to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  For additional information about this program or to make a reservation, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at Jason.Luker@gastongov.com. You can also order your tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

 


 

October 31

Halloweeen on the Square

6-9 PM

FREE

The Town of Dallas will be hosting its annual Halloween on the Square. Children of all ages are welcomed to walk along the historic square and trick or treat from community organizations. This year, the Gaston County Museum will set up fun games that would have been popular during the 1800s. There is the possibility you might meet someone from Gaston County’s past!

For additional information about this program, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at Jason.Luker@gastongov.com.

 


 

November

 

November 12

Home School Living History Day

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

$3 per participating Child

Join the staff at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History for a very special home school day!  This special program will take place at the Heritage Village located at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas NC.  The day’s activities will focus on learning about life in the 19th century and will include fun interactive stations, tours of the property, and engaging games. Come join us for this very unique experience .

Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  For additional information about this program or to make a reservation, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at Jason.Luker@gastongov.com

 


 

November 18

Terrific Toddler Tuesday - Turkey Time!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$2 per child

Why do we eat turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving? Visit us and find out through song, stories, and a special craft on how Thanksgiving has been and still is celebrated.

The Terrific Toddler programs are designed for ages 2 to 5 year olds. These programs vary each month 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.

For additional information about this program, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at Jason.Luker@gastongov.com.

 


 




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