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Carolina ‘Cue at The Schiele!

Updated: Jan 18

GASTONIA, N.C. – 5 May 2022 – The Schiele Museum plans to open a new exhibit on June 18 with the tastiest subject –- barbecue! Sponsored by First Horizon Bank, Carolina ‘Cue grills the two states’ history of the beloved food, discusses the science behind rubs and sauces, and even hosts memorabilia from local restaurants!

“This exhibit magnifies Carolina culture by looking into how food really brings people together,” Tony Pasour, Head of Interpretation, said. “There’s an abundance of tradition behind Carolina ‘Cue from different ways to serve barbecued pork, to cooking styles and methods.”

The exhibit sizzles into diverse lifestyles in the North Carolina Hall with pictures, dioramas and a life-size barbecue pit.

“Barbecue traditions go back at least 500 years ago when Indigenous tribes were found roasting meat over pits,” Pasour said. “Multiple cultures modified this food to their own tastes, and this exhibit examines the rich diversity in this kind of food.”

Carolina ‘Cue includes items from cherished restaurants in Gaston County to celebrate barbecue memories.

“We are excited to support this unique exhibit at The Schiele,” John Forgan, Market President of the Charlotte Region for First Horizon Bank, said. “Carolina ‘Cue will be a great way for families to explore BBQ traditions in the Carolinas.”

Carolina ‘Cue opens Father’s Day weekend on Saturday, June 18, and is included with museum admission.

“Barbecue creates such good memories among family and friends,” Pasour said. “Visit our newest exhibit, learn about delicious barbecue, and make your own memories this summer!”

For more information, please visit or follow The Schiele Museum on social media.


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Inspiring wonder and appreciation of the natural world, The Schiele provides the region with a unique educational resource. Whether through formal instruction or visiting the various exhibits, visitors to The Schiele gain insight into the marvels of the world around. To find out more, visit or follow The Schiele Museum on social media.

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