Sunday, November 30, 2008

1890’s Christmas in Heritage Village (EVENT)

Experience Christmas as Gaston County farmers and mill workers did in the 1890’s. Learn what the blacksmith did during the winter, listen to popular mill songs of the time, look at the way farm and mill homes were decorated, enjoy hot cider and cookies while singing along to Christmas carols in the Chapel, and perhaps take a carriage ride. Children will receive historically accurate commemorations of their visit.

Sponsored by Gaston County Parks and Recreation and the Gaston County Historical Preservation Commission.

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Dallas Park
1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy
Dallas, NC 28034

Gigantic Shell is Roadside Attraction

Check out this link on the preservation of an original Shell Gas Station, right here in North Carolina. This is a great example of what professionals are doing with historic preservation, and how structures do not have to look "really old" to be considered a treasure.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A History of Catawba Pottery (presentation)

Nov. 8, 2008

A History of Catawba Pottery, presentation and lecture by Dr. Thomas Blumer; Display featuring examples of Catawba clay work will be on display during the preceding week. LaVonne Nalley Piper Auditorium, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the Pickens County Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. For more information, please call the museum at (864) 898-5963 or email