The Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History
Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Mill and the surrounding Mill Village where its workers lived

About Us

The Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History, Inc., was first conceived in 2005 when a group of “Cotton Mill Kids” got together for a homecoming. Since that time, we have worked toward a common goal of saving and preserving the history of the Mill and the people who lived and worked here.

Museum Founded and Board of Directors Selected

The Museum was established in March of 2008. A Board of Directors was chosen, many members of which are former and current Village residents and Mill workers.

Currently serving on the Board are these individuals:

Pat Grother
Bill Hicks
Patsy Twiddy Hughes
Gerald Lassiter
Hurley Mitchell
Kip Shaw
Ben Speller
Beth Taylor (Vice President)
Billy Voliva (President)
Mary Waff (Secretary and Treasurer)
Vivian Whiteman

In December of 2008, we were granted non-profit status as a 501(c) public charity.

Museum Members

In mid-2009, we asked people to join us by becoming Charter Members of the Museum. We were extremely gratified by the response, with well over 200 individuals, couples, and families becoming Charter Members.

Since then, many more have also become Members, and it is the financial support of all of them that sustains our efforts. Thank you!

You, too, can join us. For details, go to our Membership Page.

Our Museum Space

The Museum is housed in the old Mill Executive Office building — a small brick structure on the corner of Elliott Street across from the Cotton Mill.

When We’re Open

We are open every Saturday and Sunday, from 10–2.

Our Website

This website is definitely a work in progress, even more so than the Museum! Right now, it only has a minimal amount of information, but we have big plans for it! We’d like to include a wealth of stories and pictures, so if you’d like to share, please email us!