MATTHEWS – After a year of research, the Matthews Heritage Museum will present its findings on an area of town settled by former slaves and freemen after the Civil War.
The exhibit offers an opportunity to learn how Tank Town, now known as Crestdale, grew and developed, as well as its hope for the future. Early residents will be highlighted in the jobs they held, as well as the way they lived and worshiped.
The exhibit, “Tank Town: A Good Place to Live,” is open from 10 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 16 to Aug. 17, at the Matthews Heritage Museum, 232 N. Trade St.
Admission costs $4 for adults, $2 for ages 10 to 17 and free for under 10. Admission is free on the first Saturday of the month. Tours are available by appointment. Call two weeks in advance.
A special teaching unit has been developed for third-grade classes. The unit can be downloaded after Feb. 7 on the museum’s website.
Visit www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org, call 704-708-4996 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.