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Lunch-and-Learn at the Museum: Celebrating 100 years of Burlington Industries

September 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Lunch-and-Learn at the Graham Historical Museum: Celebrating 100 years of Burlington Industries

Speaker: John Guss, Alamance Parks Historic Properties Superintendent
Topic: Celebrating 100 years of Burlington Industries

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Times: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Ages: high school/college/adult audience
Cost: Free, bring a sack lunch (registration is required, and space is limited)
Location: Graham Historical Museum • 135 West Elm Street, Graham, NC 27253

The Historical Museum Advisory Board presents a Lunch-and-Learn Series at the Museum. Join the Museum as we discuss 100 years of Burlington Industries with Mr. John W. Guss, Alamance Parks Historic Properties Superintendent.

Burlington Industries, which began as Burlington Mills by Mr. James Spencer Love in 1923 grew to become the largest textile manufacturer of its era. At its peak, Burlington Industries employed more than 80,000 people in plants located primarily in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and around the globe. Producing hosiery, carpets, tablecloths and linens, military uniforms, and equipment, to Olympic athletic sportswear. Burlington Industries has been an innovative leader in the textile industry. While textile manufacturing in the United States declined dramatically by the 1980s, Burlington Industries and the well-known Cone Mills of Greensboro merged together to strengthen their brands and keep them viable. Today, these two famous textile manufacturing brands are currently under the umbrella corporation, Elevate Textiles. There are manufacturing plants in Burlington and Raeford, North Carolina, Greenville and Cordova, South Carolina, China, and Mexico.

This program will take place in the outdoor courtyard of the Graham Historical Museum (rain or shine, we will move indoors in the case of inclement weather). Bring your sack lunch and a friend. Admission is free, but seating is limited, and registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit https://www.cityofgraham.com/historical-museum/. Registration will open August 28 at 8am through 09/19 or until full.


September 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Graham Recreation & Parks
(336) 513-5510
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Graham Historical Museum
135 West Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253 United States
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