We so often hear the question, What’s new out at Glencoe? So we decided that it would be a good idea to start a blog. That way, people can get their Glencoe fix online!
For those of you who are familiar with Glencoe, you may already know Frank Gailor and me (Carrie Ehrfurth) of Hedgehog Holdings. Hedgehog Holdings, LLC, www.hedgehogholdings.com, is the agent for Glencoe Mill, LLC, and we’ll be doing the redevelopment of the Glencoe Mill buildings. If you haven’t met us yet, you probably will since we’ll be around and about Glencoe quite a bit. Feel free to stop and say hi if you see us!
Take a look around the blog here. We’ve tried to include some fun photos, maps, and good information about the Glencoe Mill Buildings at the start, and we’ll post more information, updates, new photos, exciting discoveries, and any event news that we hear about. We always like to hear new ideas for Glencoe, so please feel free to post your comments. If you’d like to share any info or photographs with us, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a couple fun bits of news to start us off:
Textile Heritage Week is coming up, October 4-11! Several groups and organizations have come together to host multiple events all over Alamance County during that week. For a schedule of the events, check out www.visitalamance.com. Note that there will be a couple of events out at Glencoe. On October 4, the Textile Heritage Museum’s exhibit, “Preserving Sacred Ground” opens, http://www.textileheritagemuseum.org/exhibits.html, and Front Porch Pick’n will be held on the museum front porch. Musicians of all skill levels and ages are invited to participate in this “good ole fashion day of acoustic pick’n & grin’n.” In addition, Lynn Pownell will be holding a weaving demonstration on the 4th from noon to 2pm, and on the 5th from 1pm to 5pm. To close out the week (Saturday, October 11) the Glencoe County Park will have its grand opening!
You may see van loads of students walking around the village and the mill buildings this fall. Professor Janet MacFall is teaching an environmental studies class at Elon University that is focused on Glencoe. Some of the student groups are working on developing ideas for the Mill buildings and one of the groups is developing a plan that would address the continuing problem of garbage above the dam.
Finally, we’re starting to clear out some of the buildings, so you’ll start to see odds and ends sitting outside. If you see something you want, shoot me an email to see if it’s up for grabs, email@example.com. I’d appreciate it if you’d check with me first so we don’t have any confusion about materials wandering off the site.