Downtown Mebane featured in Mebane Historical Museum program

This month Mebane is taking their history to the streets with a pop-up exhibit. Destination Downtown and the MEBANE HISTORICAL MUSEUM have partnered to present individuals from the Museum’s popular annual collaboration with the City of Mebane, Makers of Modern Mebane, throughout the downtown area. Take a walk-through Mebane’s historic downtown Clay and Center Streets to discover the woman who spearheaded a campaign to establish Mebane’s first public library, an early immigrant who owned the locally loved City Café, the man who devoted his life to helping minorities vote, or dozens of others who impacted the City we live, work, and play in today. 

This month Mebane is taking their history to the streets with a pop-up exhibit. Destination Downtown and the MEBANE HISTORICAL MUSEUM have partnered to present individuals from the Museum’s popular annual collaboration with the City of Mebane, Makers of Modern Mebane, throughout the downtown area. 

Take a walk-through Mebane’s historic downtown Clay and Center Streets to discover the woman who spearheaded a campaign to establish Mebane’s first public library, an early immigrant who owned the locally loved City Café, the man who devoted his life to helping minorities vote, or dozens of others who impacted the City we live, work, and play in today. 

Initially begun more than 10 years ago, Makers of Modern Mebane annually celebrates community-selected individuals who have left their mark in Mebane through their devotion, passion, and loyalty to the town. 2020’s class of Makers has been shelved until the opening reception can be held safely again. So, when Sugaree Thornton, President of Destination Downtown, approached the Museum with an idea that involved bringing past recipients of the MMM status to storefronts downtown, the Museum’s Executive Director, Traci Davenport, agreed immediately. “This a great way for folks to get downtown, take a walk, and “meet” Mebane’s best trailblazers, visionaries, and entrepreneurs.” Davenport said of the project. “There’s someone for everyone down here.” 

MARCH THROUGH MEBANE’S HISTORY will be on exhibit through the month of March. 

For more information on the Makers of Modern Mebane program or to nominate someone for an upcoming class please call 919.563.5054 . 

Mebane Historical Museum 

209 W. Jackson Street | PO Box 1541 

Mebane, NC 27302 

www.mebanehistoricalmuseum.org