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.
Glencoe by Candlelight
December 18 & 19, 2020
Join us to celebrate Christmas in historic Glencoe!
Christmas in Glencoe 2020
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.
Burlington Industries, Inc.
Christmas at Glencoe
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.
Textiles and Tar Heels Heritage Festival
Held October 26, 2019 • 10am-4pm
Join us for a celebration of the heritage of the textile industry!
- 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
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.