Toys, Games & TRAINS

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

December 12, 2017 - January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This annually recurring exhibit fills the museum with model train displays, railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. Visitors of all ages will be enchanted as they explore the miniature snow-covered scenes that line the tracks, and discover the interactive features. 

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Cabinet of Curiosities

Gaston County Museum

December 12, 2017 - March 3, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Explore the term "cabinet of curiosities" with this exhibit that describes a room rather than a piece of furniture. "Cabinets" originated in the 16th century and held large collections of unique objects, designed to demonstrate a family's wealth. Highlighted in this collection is some of the museum's objects that have never been seen before--some unusual and odd, and...

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Collards + Culture Exhibit

Sugar Creek Library

December 12, 2017 - January 24, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Collards + Culture is a life-size installation that explores African culture and how Africans were brought to the Americas through the Middle Passage. This program is part of the ASC Culture Blocks program, which supports art, science, history and heritage activities that are relevant to the community and take place closer to where Mecklenburg County residents live.

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Holiday Ornament Workshop

President James K. Polk State Historic Site

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a fun craft for all ages and artistic skill levels! Whether your style is more natural or totally glitz, you can make an ornament that will fit right in on your tree! Reserve two ornaments per attendee if you register in advance through our website. Registration is not required. Feel free to drop in throughout the event, while supplies last.

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