Students in UNCG’s Master’s program in Museum Studies have developed an exhibit that weaves together the experiences of people who lived in the four Cone Mill Villages and worked in its mills.

The “Fabric of Memory: The Cone Mill Villages of Greensboro” exhibition is based on student research and close to 50 oral history interviews, carried out in the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters. The project, produced in collaboration with Design Dimension of Raleigh, was created with support of The Cemala Foundation, Weaver Foundation, and Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation.

Dr. Benjamin Filene and master's student, Amanda Holland, talk with a guest at the April 24 opening event. Photo Credit: UNCG Campus Weekly/Twitter
Dr. Benjamin Filene (center) and master’s student, Amanda Holland, talk with a guest at the April 24 opening event. Photo Credit: UNCG Campus Weekly/Twitter

Dr. Benjamin Filene, Director of Public History and Professor of History at UNCG, oversaw the project. You can listen to his WUNC’s “The State of Things” interview here.

You can also see the design project in process via the class of 2016 Master’s students’ Tumblr page.

Visit Revolution Mill’s “Fabric of Memory” gallery to view photos of the exhibit. The gallery is located at 1200 Revolution Mill Drive in Greensboro and is open Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm.

Photo of “The Fabric of Memory” exhibit, courtesy of  Revolution Mill/Self Help, 2016.