Welcome to the museum

Welcome to the African American Museum of History and Culture at Loray Mill.


Our museum is located at 300 S. Firestone Street, Suite P, Gastonia NC.


We appreciate this opportunity to share the rich and diverse culture as well as the remarkable achievements of the many African Americans whose roots are local to our Gaston County communities.


There are some amazing facts just waiting to be revealed. It is our desire that you become educated, enlightened, and entertained.


Our founders are Bobby and Dot Guthrie who had a vision to make this a museum that operates in a spirit of excellence and one that will provide Gastonia and the surrounding cities with historical accounts that are factual and true.

So, are you ready to be impressed by the work accomplished thus far?

I will accept that as a yes!


As you tour the museum, we hope that you will take your time, and absorb the life, history and culture of the African American…Enjoy!

-Clara Rudisill-Odom
Marketing and Communications Representative 

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