Completely free and open to the public, our collection represents over a century and a half of textile history in North Carolina. We have two entire rooms filled with invoices, letters, original fabric samples, personnel records, quilts, and so much more. Whether you’re a researcher, a writer, a descendant of a former village resident, or just a history enthusiast, we’re happy to kindle your curiosity, answer your current questions, and help you discover some new ones along the way.

The archives are open 1 pm to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday or by appointment. You can reach us at (336)-260-0038 or email us to set up an appointment at Please allow 1-2 weeks advance notice so we may prepare for your visit.

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