The Marshville Museum and Cultural Center opened it's doors on June 17 2012 with help from the town of Marshville, it's residents, and it's local businesses. By the time our 1 year birthday party had rolled around, we had hosted over 1000 visitors including students sponsored by the Union County Community Arts Council grants. Approximately 60 volunteers gave over 24,000 hours of their time to prepare for the grand opening. In 2013 a "Care to Share" grant from Pee Dee Electric company provided funding for a new HVAC system to be installed. Three years later, the Pee Dee Electric company also provided a grant to improve the lighting and display configuration. The town of Marshville has continuously helped the Marshville Museum and Cultural Center including when they provided a restoration specialist to help with restoring the antique tin ceiling inside and would then go on to have the old carpet removed and installed new hardwood laminate flooring throughout the building. We were also fortunate enough to have an anonymous donor provide a security system, free of charge.
Each year, during the autumn, the board has a fundraising initiative to solicit donations for museum funding. This funding covers utilities and other expenses not covered by the Town of Marshville. Other fundraising endeavors include help from local artist Mary Erickson. She donated an original oil painting valued at $2,100 for us to raffle. The painting was given away at our 5th birthday celebration on June 17th. Mary's art exhibit is showing at the museum now, there are scenes from Marshville, Maine, and Lake Norman as well as several paintings of birds. For more information about our exhibits, please click here to view our exhibits page.
(Pictured to the left is Jann Simpson receiving the raffle prize from the artist Mary Erickson)
We always need more volunteers so if you would be interested in joining this busy group, just call Norma Moore at 704-385-9392 or Phylis Simpson at 704-624-6214. And thanks to all of you for your wonderful support over these five years.
Our mission is to present a factual account of the origin, the development and growth of the Town of Marshville and surrounding communities. This may be accomplished by displays, projects of preservation, restoration, and acceptance of gifts, donations of money and gifts in kind that meet the mission statement.