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9/12/2020 11:30:00 PM
The Bible & Gaston County
Photo Courtesy Gaston County Museum
Photo Courtesy Gaston County Museum

Lincoln Herald Staff

The Gaston County Museum at 131 W. Main Street in Dallas will celebrate its reopening to the public Tuesday September 15th with a new exhibit--The Bible and Gaston County.

Religion played an integral role in the history and development of Gaston County. As the textile industry began to shape the county and mill villages were forming, churches became a central gathering point for the community. From the 1940s on, as mills began to shut down, several churches within those mill communities closed their doors. Despite this, religion has continued to have a strong presence in Gaston County with over 100 active churches in the county today.

The Bibles and documents presented in the exhibit on display through November 27th in the Gathering Room Gallery at the museum, come from the museum’s permanent collection, and on loan from Belmont Abbey College, and St. Helen’s Catholic Church on the Dallas-Spencer Mtn. Road.

The exhibit showcases how the Bible, churches, and the communities surrounding them had a tremendous impact in the development of Gaston County. Visitors are invited to view some of the oldest Bibles in Gaston County, learn about the history of the family Bible, and explore what the Bible represented to the diverse communities of faith.

The Bible and Gaston County exhibit will be open during regular museum hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 AM -5 PM.

To learn more about the Gaston County Museum, visit their website at  That is also where you can reserve FREE tickets to see this exhibit.  

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