The new Historical Museum display at the Blue Ridge BDC.
The folks at the Blue Ridge BDC invited the Historical Society to place a display case in the lobby of the facility to publicize last fall’s photographic exhibit, Alleghany Images. They have also agreed to host presentations for future Historical Museum exhibits.
For the Spring exhibit, Fancy Pants- A Presentation of Old-fashioned Fashions, we have featured an iridescent, two-piece, taffeta outfit that belonged to Susan Parks Doughton, wife of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Rufus Alexander Doughton. Mrs. Parks was born in 1865 and passed away in 1951.
The BDC is an important partner for the Museum as it is also the home of Wilkes Community College and, at the end of this year, the Alleghany County Public Library.
We appreciate very much the opportunity to advertise the Museum at the BDC.
The Museum opens for spring, Thursday, March 31. If you have clothes, shoes, hats or any historically, fashionable accessories you’d like to loan for display, contact Reba Evans at the museum 336-372-2115.