Hwy 16, Newton North Carolina
The museum is housed in a 3-story former county courthouse built in 1924. The collection includes agricultural tools and implements forged from hand-dug iron ore; hand-crafted household cupboards, wagon benches, beds, tables, chests, cradles, plantation desks and miniature furniture samples shown by early salesmen. There are treasured military uniforms from the Revolution to the 20th Century and a major repository of Civil War artifacts. Textiles include hand-stitched quilts, clothes ranging from the pioneer's homespun to a debutante presentation gown created prior to the birth of England's Queen Victoria, to the jeweled frocks and hats of the Twenties flappers. Pottery samples include the primitive, simple ware of a kitchen cabin to lavishly decorative pieces and enchanting face and figure jugs. A 1930's racecar is displayed in the land where stock car racing was born.
Other History nearby:
(Newton) Catawba County Museum of History
(Mooresville) DE Turner & Company
(Winston-Salem) God's Acre
(Statesville) Gray House
(Huntersville) Historic Latta Place
(Catawba) Historic Murray's Mill Complex
08/30 Coming to The Newton area
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.