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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



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 folk (or self-taught or outsider) artists Gayleen Aiken, Minnie Evans, and Clyde Jones, along with 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.