Larry's Look | Learning the history of NC moonshine

Larry's Look | Learning the history of NC moonshine

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 7 at 11:36 AM

DALLAS, N.C. -- There is so much history everywhere all around if you simply step outside of the door and take the time to explore.

In Dallas, North Carolina history is in abundance at Gaston County Museum, a 44-room hotel filled with Greek Revival architecture and Victorian furnishings on their Historic Dallas Square Tour.

However, if you step right out the back door you will find a lot of great history in the downtown area -- the Dallas Historic District.

Experience a collection of 19th and early 20th century architecture in the buildings surrounding the museum, that all tell the story of Piedmont village life.

The history of Gaston County dates back to the 1750’s, a time when people of German and Scotch-Irish decent first settled in the area.

Changing exhibits at the museum explore art, history, and historic preservation.

This morning on Larry’s Look we had a close-up look at one the recent displays: “moonshine," exploring the long standing history of whiskey making in Gaston County and the state of  North Carolina. 

It shows the legal and illegal aspects of whiskey production through the years, even a jail for those arrested by the “revenuers”! 

For more details about new exhibits, go to: www.gastoncountymuseum.org.

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