Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s ‘The Child Before Us’ Exhibit Celebrates Last Day Jan. 11

Published Friday, January 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Jan. 10, 2014. Tomorrow, Jan. 11, is the last day for guests to view the popular “The Child Before Us” exhibit showcasing the vast history of Grandfather Home for Children at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. 

imgres-158The exhibit, which is featured in the Historical Objects Gallery, features many items both historical and modern that tell the story of the Grandfather Home for Children.

Included in the exhibit are photographs, a timeline, a train set, and even artwork, both modern and historical, created by the children who lived in the home.  

This unique exhibit has been on display since September, with its grand opening celebration and reception held Sept. 15, 2013. The exhibit coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Grandfather Home for Children, which was established in 1914. 

Don’t miss your chance to view this spectacular exhibit showcasing some of the most important parts of High Country cultural history. 

For more information about the exhibit, or any exhibits in the museum, contact the BRAHM at 828-295-9099 or visit the website here

Located in beautiful, historic Banner Elk, Grandfather Home for Children is a Christian ministry providing love and healing for more than 500 children each year. Grandfather Home for Children began in 1914 when Reverend Edgar Tufts converted a farmhouse belonging to Lees-McRae Institute into an orphanage. Now in its 100th year of operation, Grandfather Home for Children is still as caring and successful as ever.

For more information about the Grandfather Home for Children, click here

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