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

2023 Lecture & Learn Series

History & Culture of the Old North State 2023 Lecture Series

Join us for our lecture series in Historic Glencoe at the Textile Heritage Museum. All programs are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30pm. All presentations are accompanied with delicious themed refreshments.

Sponsored by the Textile Heritage Museum, Inc. and Alamance Parks.

Founder's Day Celebration

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Saturday, April 22, 2023 • 10am-4pm


  • Living History Demonstrations
  • Artisans & Craft Sales
  • Scavenger Hunt and Games for Children
  • Live Music & Food Truck
  • Tours of the Museum and  Superintendent House

In April 1882, Glencoe Mills began production and sales of its first beautiful plaid fabrics. The mill operated for more than 70 years closing in 1954.

On March 24, 2004, the Textile Heritage Museum opened celebrating the preservation and education of early textile heritage of North Carolina.


Past Events

Christmas by Candlelight in Historic Glencoe

December 15, 2022 • 5:30-8:30pm

Visit North Carolina’s premiere museum of early textile history in Historic Glencoe, North Carolina. Join us for Holiday Refreshments, Caroling, Museum & House Tours.

History and Culture of the Old North State • 2022 Lecture Series

Textile Heritage Museum Lecture Series

2nd Tuesdays of the Month, May – October • 7-8:30pm

Join us for our new lecture series in Historic Glencoe at the Textile Heritage Museum. All programs are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30pm.

Sponsored by the Textile Heritage Museum, Inc. and Alamance Parks.

SAR Glencoe Exhibit of Patriotic Artwork

May 2-6, 2022 • 10am-5pm

Sons of the American Revolution Alamance Battleground Chapter presents: An Exhibit of Patriotic Artwork of Local Elementary School Students in the annual Statewide and National Competition. The exhibit will be displayed in the Textile Heritage Museum and Alamance Parks Visitor Lobby during business hours.

140th Anniversary of Glencoe Mills

Held Saturday, April 30, 2022 • 10am-5pm

Celebrate with us the beginnings of one of the early textile mills in North Carolina. We will have artisans (weavers, potters, painters and more), a variety of children’s games, museum and house tours, living historians, live music, and the Preservation Burlington Salvage Store will be open! Food will be available from Danny’s Cafe Food Truck. Special guests include the famed Tooth Fairy in Disguise and Socksquatch, the team mascot of the Burlington Sockpuppets. Join us!

Christmas Caroling in Historic Glencoe

Held 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

Textiles & Tar Heels Heritage Festival

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Held 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

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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Held 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

Held 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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Held 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.