PEOPLE & PLACE: The Gilded Age of Kings Mountain
Tue, Jun 22 | Kings Mountain Historical Museum

PEOPLE & PLACE: The Gilded Age of Kings Mountain

This exhibit explores the beginnings of Kings Mountain and how the "Gilded Age' in North Carolina was a time of dramatic cultural transformation bringing new technology, new consumer goods, new patterns of living, and new opportunities for women. INFO: (704) 739-1019

Time & Location

Jun 22, 10:00 AM – Oct 23, 2:00 PM
Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 E Mountain St, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, USA

About the Event

The city of Kings Mountain, NC was incorporated on February 11, 1874 during the era termed the "Gilded Age" which refers to the time period between 1870 and 1900. This period of time often evokes images of great wealth and businessmen such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and G.W. Vanderbilt who became wealthy as the steel, oil, and railroad industries flourished. This exhibit explores the beginnings of Kings Mountain and how the "Gilded Age' in North Carolina was a time of dramatic cultural transformation bringing new technology, new consumer goods, new patterns of living, and new opportunities for women.

*This event will adhere to social distancing protocols and guidelines in place at the time of the event. Masks and temperature checks will be required upon entry.

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