EXPLORING ANTIQUE ART & CRAFT

Now Showing:

Holiday tours feature “Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters,” as we explore holiday traditions of the c.1859 antbellum plantation on site.

(Due to injury and a shortage of volunteers, the full Historic Home Holiday exhibit and activities have been cancelled. D’Evereux and Quarters replicas and Christmas readings will return for Christmas 2019.)

Standard tour hours featuring “Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters” and associated seasonal decor, remain Tues/Thurs at 9am/11pm/1pm. 

The museum will be open for simple tours this Saturday 12/1 at 9am/11am /1 pm—and this Sunday 12/2 at 3pm/5pm following the Rolesville Christmas parade.

If you have not yet seen our Remarkable Roles exhibit in Gallery 1, orvthe artwork of painter and photographer Deborah Young in Gallery 2, please find an opportunity to visit this holiday seaon!

 

REMARKABLE ROLES:
A WOMAN’S HISTORY, 1745-2018

From September 10, 2018 through November 8, 2018, Gallery 1 tells the history of our area from 1745 to present day, through the lives of twelve local women. Each woman was fierce in her own way: for national independence, health, education, farming, town, history, family, and sometimes just survival in rough times. We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know these fine people, and the two amazing women featured in the gallery next door: Vivian and Debra Young: see Gallery 2 for more.

 

 

 

Gallery 1 exhibits rotate in tandem with our adjacent Gallery 2 offerings that feature
local contemporary artists. In Gallery you’ll find antique and art collections that place
an emphasis on period, process, materials, artistry and craftsmanship.

Antique Collections feature:

  • Majolica
  • Drabware
  • Transferware
  • Hand-painted Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Silver
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Enamel (such as Cloisonne)
  • Stone
  • Jewelry

Art Collections include works by local artist along with nationally recognized folk (or self-taught or outsider) artists such as Gayleen Aiken, Minnie Evans, and Clyde Jones, and mid-century masters Claude Howell,George Kachergis and other guest artists.

Periodically, Gallery 1 is also proud to exhibit museum collections detailing experiences of several NC war veterans.

 

Recent Exhibits:

HISTORIC HOME HOLIDAY

December 2017 & January 2018

In an exhibit inspired and informed by Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, follow their advice and…

“Think of yourself as a time traveler,
a visitor who has just gone back to…
a plantation in 1859 at Christmastime.”

*1:12 replica settings of an antebellum holiday

*real life settings of an antebellum holiday

*more on town founder William Roles

*for extended hours, see website Calendar

Photo by Ellen Holding

Photo by Ellen Holding

 

Little House Museum & Gallery

201 N Main St, Rolesville, NC 27571

(919) 271-0923

Overflow parking available at: 101 N Main St and 105-A W Young St

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