Causes

Udderly Intriguing: Dairy Farming in Western North Carolina

Udderly Intriguing explores how cows came to exist in North Carolina, why dairy farming boomed in western North Carolina during the mid-1900s, and what the prospects are for the region’s dairy industry in the 21st century.

Visitors also will be able to view artifacts from the museum’s collection that show how various equipment and household objects have been used over time to create delicious dairy products.

Waking Rip Van Winkle: Gold, Mineral, and Gem Mining in Western North Carolina

Waking Rip Van Winkle: Gold, Mineral, and Gem Mining in Western North Carolina examines various types of mining in the mountain region—from gold used for currency to precious stones set into jewelry—and considers how this industry helped awaken the state from its nineteenth-century economic slumber. The exhibit will run through January 3, 2022, at MGM, located at 24 Water Street in Old Fort. Admission is free.

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