March through Mebane's History

This month (March 2021) Mebane is taking their history to the streets with a pop-up exhibit.  Destination Downtown and the Mebane  Historical Museum have partnered to present individuals from the Museum's popular annual collaboration with the City of Mebane, Makers of Modern Mebane, throughout the downtown area. 

Take a walk through Mebane's historic  downtown Clay and Center Streets to discover the woman who spearheaded a campaign to establish Mebane's first public library, an early immigrant who owned the locally loved City Cafe, the man who devoted his life to helping minorities vote, or dozens of others who impacted the city we live, work, and play in today. 

Initially begun more than 10 years ago, Makers of Modern Mebane annually celebrates community-selected individuals who have left their mark in Mebane through their devotion, passion, and loyalty to the town. 2020's class of Makers has been shelved until the opening reception can once again be held safely.  

March through Mebane's History is on exhibit through the month of March. 

Eunice Fairchild Harris, founder of Mebane's first Public Library 

Portrait of an Alamance Woman CC &

Opens February 23, 2020