Phone: 336-270-6374

Throughout the year, the Textile Heritage Museum hosts a variety of cultural and historical related special events to share the heritage of textiles within the village of Glencoe for public enjoyment. All proceeds of these special events goes toward the funding of the operations and preservation of the museum and its artifacts.

Current Events

Christmas Caroling in Historic Glencoe

December 2, 2021 • 6-8pm

Join us in Historic Glencoe at the Textile Heritage Museum as we celebrate Christmas with Caroling by students and faculty of Alamance Community College.

Hot Cocoa & Treats will be served! Coloring Books will be given to the first 100  children who stop by the museum.

For more information contact Sherri Singer at

Past Events

Textiles & Tar Heels Heritage Festival

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October 23, 2021 • 10am-4pm

A celebration of the heritage of the textile industry!

Activities Include:

  • Living History Demonstrations
  • Quilters & Weavers
  • Artisans
  • Children’s Activities and Games
  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Vintage Automobiles
Admission is free, donations are accepted. All proceeds go to the preservation of the Textile Heritage Museum.

Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest

Submit your entry by April 9, 2021

Calling all creatives, young and old!

Request a printable PDF scene by email at or stop by the museum to pick up a coloring sheet. Winners will be chosen from two categories: under 17 and 18+.
Five gifts of $10 will be awarded to finalists, and the top winner will receive $50 and recognition for their art on display for auction in April 2021, where the proceeds will go to the Textile Heritage Museum. Contact us for more information. We look forward to seeing what your imagination comes up with!

Glencoe by Candlelight

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December 18 & 19, 2020

Join us to celebrate Christmas in historic Glencoe!

Follow one of our costumed interpreters on a candlelight tour of the village and enjoy historic Christmas treats, decorations, and traditions. Tours will be held at 6:00 and 7:00pm and are capped at 10 participants each. You can reserve a tour space for $5 per person by emailing or by calling 336-270-6374. Tours will last approximately one hour.

Christmas in Glencoe 2020

Christmas Open House

December 8-23, 2020, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm (Closed December 24-26)

Enjoy the Christmas holiday decorations inside the museum and throughout the village. Special exhibits will include early-mid 1900’s Christmas trees, wreaths, and other holiday décor with a special unique collection of antique metal toys from the Mike Harris Collection.

Admission is free, donations are accepted. All proceeds go to the preservation of the Textile Heritage Museum.

Burlington Industries, Inc.

Christmas at Glencoe

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December 7-28, 2019, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm (Closed December 24-26)

Experience Christmas in Historic Glencoe at the Textile Heritage Museum. Enjoy Christmas of different eras as well as a Vintage Toy Collection of the 1920’s-1950’s.

Admission is free, donations are accepted. All proceeds go to the preservation of the Textile Heritage Museum.

Textiles and Tar Heels Heritage Festival

Held October 26, 2019 • 10am-4pm

Join us for a celebration of the heritage of the textile industry!

Activities Include:

  • The Triangle Weaver’s Guild
  • Hawfields Jammers (Dulcimers)
  • Minro Acres Alpacas
  • Miss Kat Creates: Weaving and Crafts
  • Big Dog Quilts/Sharon Spray
  • Tessa of Winnie’s Pallet (Face Painting)
  • Living History Demonstrations
  • Children’s Activities and Games
  • Special Burlington Industries Exhibition
  • Open Houses in the Historic Glencoe Village

Textile Heritage Month

A Tribute to America's Military (Uniform & Memorabilia Exhibit)

In remembrance and honor of our American soldiers we had a splendid exhibit of original uniforms and equipment representing most of the wars the United States has been involved in throughout its military history. Combat and dress uniforms ranging from the American Revolution to World War II, and from the Korean War to our more modern conflicts in the Middle East were represented. We also had a unique American Red Cross uniform which belonged to Barbara Janet Smelker, a devoted humanitarian, who served with the Red Cross throughout her life following her support during the Korean War.

American Jazz in Glencoe

Held Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 3:00pm-4:00pm

The Alamance Jazz Band played a special concert at the Chairman’s Retreat Special Events Center in the Historic Glencoe Mill Village on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 3:00pm-4:00pm.

A Tribute to The American Military

Colonel McDaniel

Held Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Reception and Speaking Engagement at the Textile Heritage Museum In Remembrance of Memorial Day & The 75th Anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944)

We pay tribute to the American Soldier with a new military exhibit (on exhibit through August 31, 2019) and a special guest:

Colonel Norman A. McDaniel, USAF (Retired). Colonel McDaniel served in the Vietnam War and was a prisoner of war for 7 years.

Textile Heritage Museum's 15th Anniversary

Held Saturday, March 30, 2019

  • Living History Demonstrations
  • Tours of the Museum
  • Guest Speakers
  • Live Music
  • Anniversary Cake and Refreshments

2018 Glencoe Home Christmas Tour

Our annual Glencoe Home Christmas Tour allows visitors to see firsthand the renovations and work that went into restoring our mill village. Visitors are guided through the museum and village as homeowners tell the history of their homes as well as their own personal stories of coming to the village. Food and drink, antique cars, weaving demonstrations, and live music are also offered.