The Mebane Historical Museum will open its doors to the public on Tuesday June, 2. They will require visitors to the galleries to wear a mask or similar face covering until the State of North Carolina's Phase III is underway. Public Programs are still on hold until further notice.
Mebane and the Pandemic - Reflections of a community
Shortly after MHM closed its doors due to the pandemic we began asking the Mebane public to send us any impressions of the situation that they desired. Photos, essays, recipes, memories, and hopeful expectations have been received by the dozens.
All of this material will be archived for future Mebanites to study and ponder. A photo exhibit featuring Mebane's Blue Door Photography and local shutter-bug's submissions will be mounted in the future.
Have something to share? Please feel free to send it along. It's not too late for submissions.
Scrapbooks of Mebane's Memories
Before we had digital news feeds, cell phones and personal computers, Americans had a love affair with their Scrapbooks. Not the carefully curated, pre-made, pre-printed- pre-stamped Scrap Booking projects of today, but rather pages of clippings, photos, ticket stubs, matchbooks, ribbons, cocktail napkins, letters, and report cards that made up one's life.
These treasured tomes are a wealth of local history. MHM has a few in its collection and we are looking for more. Did you or someone from a previous generation in your family indulge in this form of Mebane memory-keeping?
Please let us know if you are willing to let us scan some-- if you've access to one-- for an upcoming exhibit by emailing email@example.com.