The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 2, 2013

Town Creek will offer fiber program June 8

Sunday, June 2, 2013 — Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site will showcase the art of free family fun on June 8 in the first of the three-part popular summer program “2nd Saturdays.”   

The theme for June 8 at Town Creek in Mt. Gilead is “Fiber, The Tie That Binds.”  Fiber holds the world together so come see primitive and contemporary methods of fiber manipulation, learn how the Pee Dee Culture used fiber to hold their world together, and see how modern artists craft fiber into attractive pieces of work (for sale).  

“2nd Saturdays helps folks make a little family history of their own as they travel, whether it is for ‘staycations,’ ‘quick trips’ or a longer vacation,” Site Manager Rich Thompson said.

“We are proud to share genuine North Carolina experiences along with a great get-away.”

Summer travel again is expected to remain strong, and summer has been the most traveled season in North Carolina.  As many as 45 percent of travelers in the state include culture and heritage when they travel. Visitors seeking the rural, historic, or cultural experience will find it at 2nd Saturdays.

Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the 2nd Saturdays series takes place at 37 State Historic Sites and museums on the second Saturday of the summer months.  

The more than 100 events across the state bring together history and authentic North Carolina culture.  Each site will have its own stylized theme.  

For information call (919) 807-7389 or visit

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