The Mebane Historical Museum, located at 209 W. Jackson Street in downtown Mebane, will be presenting two programs on one night the evening of Monday, January 20.
6:30 – 7:00 Circular Sock Knitting Machine Demonstration: Karin Fuhrer-Thornton spent five years mastering an antique marvel of a machine that allowed women to “knit” socks while staying home from the mill in order to raise a family. Join us to watch a full demonstration of how this machine worked. Take advantage of this rare glimpse into home life for many Mebane women more than one hundred years ago. Main upstairs gallery.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The History of Social Diseases. If it’s January, then it’s history of health at MHM. What did Charles VIII of France, Christopher Columbus, Hernan Cortes of Spain, Benito Mussolini and Ivan the Terrible all have in common? Join us to learn the origins of diseases that have historically been stigmatized, considered disgraceful, and spread through war, exploration and plain old human contact. Lower Level Milton McDade Meeting Room.
Mebane Historical Museum
209 W. Jackson St.
Mebane, NC 27302