WAKE FOREST — There was a time when the broad fields around Wake Forest were white with cotton every summer, a time when a cotton gin stood on nearly every crossroad, a time when the town commissioners appointed men to two posts, constable and cotton weigher.
Come to the program at the Wake Forest Historical Museum Oct. 20, 3-5 p.m. to find out more about the cotton industry — from the fields to the looms — in Wake Forest and Wake County. The program will be hosted by the Wake Forest Historical Association and presented by the staff at Historic Oak View County Park. They will bring a small cotton gin.
People who worked in the cotton industry here — from farmers to classers to mill hands — are urged to attend and share their experiences.
The program is free to all and there will be refreshments. The museum is on North Main Street behind the Calvin Jones House and there is parking in the front and rear.