Opening September 18, 2012 and running through March 9, 2013 at the Gaston County Museum is Moonshine. This exhibit will explore the long standing history of whiskey making in Gaston County and North Carolina. Visitors will learn about the legal and illegal aspects of whiskey production through the years, and hear stories from both moonshiners and the men that tried to catch them. As you walk through the exhibit you will see whiskey stills from the 1700s to the present day, get your picture taken in a prison uniform outside a jail cell for selling moonshine, and visit a speakeasy from the 1920s.
Gaston County Museum of Art & History, Dallas, North Carolina – 131 West Main Street, Dallas, NC 28034 – The Gaston County Museum is located near Gastonia, North Carolina on the square in historic Dallas. The museum is housed in an 1852 brick Greek Revival style hotel that has been adapted for visitors and travelers of today. The museum contains North Carolina’s largest public collection of horse-drawn vehicles consisting of sleighs, drays, wagons, and buggies and is the home of the Ties that Bind: Carolinas Textile Exhibit.
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Contact: Jeff Pruett, Director, 704.922.7681 x101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum’s website – www.gastoncountymuseum.org
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