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Coming EventsDecember 2018: Art Contest for students at Granite Falls Elementary School and Granite Falls Middle School. Entries will be exhibited at the museum during December 2018 and January 2019. An outside, independent judge will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each school. Visitors to the museum between 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2018 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019 will select one overall "People's Choice" Award. The Granite Falls History Committee will serve traditional Twelfth Night refreshments between 2 and 4 p.m. The public is invited to attendJanuary 2019: There will be a reception to honor all participants and to recognize winners on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2 until 4 p.m. in the museum. The public is welcome to attend. The theme for the reception will be Twelfth Night or Epiphany. The art will remain on exhibit throughout January.March 16,2019: Hike to the Falls beginning at 2 p.m.March 2019: The Granite Falls History Committee will sponsor its annual "People's Choice" Quilt Contest. May 2019: There will be a "People's Choice Photo Contest to recognize the 120th Anniversary of the Town of Granite Falls. Photos must be taken between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019 and depict subjects in the following categories:1. The Town of Granite Falls - photos that show employees and/or volunteers providing services for the Town such as fighting fires, investigating accidents, climbing electrical poles, feeding tree limbs into a grinder, planting flowers downtown, and providing tours of the museum. These photos should honor the many men and women who do the work of the Town.2. Businesses in Granite Falls - photos that feature employees making products or providing services for their customers. Ideas include placing orders in a restaurant, getting one’s hair cut, looking at items for sale in a store, and making a product at work. This category will document types of employment as well as products and services available. 3. Transportation - photos of various types of vehicles (land, air, and water) as well as roads, train tracks, gasoline pumps, and other items in the general category of transportation. NCDOT has proposed many new road projects, and it would be great if someone would document them with before, during, and after photos. 4. Activities and Events - photos that depict festivals, sports, hobbies, theatrical presentations, church events, school activities, civic club projects, etc. These photos will depict styles, customs, and free-time pursuits that are popular today.Entries will be exhibited in the museum during May 2019, and visitors will choose a winner in each category. In addition to recognizing local photographers, the History Committee is seeking photos that the Granite Falls Historical Association can use to illustrate Etched in Granite, Volume II, More About Granite Falls, North Carolina. Photographers are asked to choose subjects that depict current customs, hair styles, fads, fashions, etc. The Committee will release specific instructions for entering the contest in February. For more information, contact Linda Crowder at 396-1066 or

Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum

Located in the Historic Home of Andrew Baird

107 Falls AvenueGranite Falls, North Carolina 28630phone (828) 396-2792