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

Textiles and Tar Heels Heritage Festival

October 26, 2019 • 10am-2pm

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

Activities Include:

  • Living History Demonstrations
  • The Triangle Weaver’s Guild
  • Hawfields Jammers
  • Children’s Activities and Games
  • Special Burlington Industries Exhibition
  • Open Houses in the Historic Glencoe Village
Admission is free, donations are accepted. All proceeds go to the preservation of the Textile Heritage Museum.

Textile Heritage Month

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

On Exhibit Now Through September 30, 2019

In remembrance and honor of our American soldiers we have 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 are represented. We also have 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.

This featured temporary exhibit is located in the original administrative offices of the Company Store and Office.


Past Events

American Jazz in Glencoe

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

The Alamance Jazz Band will play 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. The Textile Heritage Museum will be open 9:00am-5:00pm with historical style weaving and sewing demonstrations from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Admission is FREE.

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. 

Join us next year to make 2019 even more special!