Past Event:


Tools, Textiles and Those Who Used Them



Cotton was the most important commodity in Chappell Hill, Texas after the Civil War.


And Black Americans played a significant role in the success of this product.


Before cotton's decline in the 1960s, Black Americans worked hard using skill, innovation, and diligence. The various tools used, the efforts whole families made to earn a living together, the teamwork and organizational skill required–these are all part of the Black American Cultural Heritage.


This exhibit presents a number of small items which highlight key links between tools, textiles and the Black Americans who grew up during this transitional period, from life on small farms to the life we know today.


Tools, Textiles, and Those Who Used Them offers a small slice of local Black History. Parents and grandparents are strongly encouraged to bring your children and give them a visual glimpse into this important Black American History in Chappell Hill, Washington County, Texas.




 This exhibit is free and is open to the public
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