Young Earl and Horace Scruggs
At their home in Shelby, NC.
Earl Scruggs Pioneered the
That Forever Changed Bluegrass Music.
Flatt & Scruggs On the State Float For Tennessee in
Richard Nixon’s Inaugural parade in Washington D.C.
Earl & Coworkers Often Picked During
Breaks at Lily Mills Textile Mill.
Pictured from Left: Lester Flatt,
Louise Scruggs, & Earl Scruggs
2 days ago
Special Exhibition: African American Builders and Architects
Opening February 9, 2021
African American Builders and Architects explores the extraordinary buildings across the state of NC constructed by free black artisans and slaves during the pre-Civil War era. Learn about the building styles and tools used by these men, as well as African folkways and traditions.
In addition, "Redefining Builders: The African American Communities of Cleveland County", co-curated by Chavis Gash and Zach Dressel for the Earl Scruggs Center, transitions from traditional builders to transformational builders of communities. This part of the exhibit documents how African Americans built vibrant communities filled with churches, civic organizations, and businesses.
"African American Builders and Architects" was produced by the Historic Preservation Foundation of NC in cooperation with the Gallery of Art & Design at North Carolina State University."
The exhibit opens on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Don't miss it! ... See MoreSee Less