July 13, 10:00AM

223 West State Street

A multimedia exhibit exploring the story of the textile industry in Western North Carolina. The exhibit delves into the history of Beacon Blankets, a New England textile company that migrated to the town of Swannanoa, near Asheville, during the Depression. The Beacon Manufacturing Company was once the largest blanket manufacturer in the world. Today, many Beacon blankets are collector’s items.a