Begin your tour of this multifaceted attraction with the museum's main building, the former Hoffman Hotel, constructed in 1852 in an elegantly simple Greek Revival style. It features authentically furnished period rooms, a "hands-on" parlor, a gift shop and changing exhibits which explore art, history and historic preservation.Stroll out back to North Carolina's largest public collection of horse-drawn vehicles including sleighs, drays and buggies.

The newest exhibit, "1929 Strike: A Community Divided," explores the details of the iconic 1929 Loray Mill Strike. The exhibit brings to life the living and working conditions of mill workers in Gaston County leading up to the strike and life in the mills as told from the contrasting viewpoints of workers and mill owners. Learn how the influence of communism in Gaston County ignited and divided the mill communities.

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