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Welcome to the Gate City!

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October 7, 2006 – present

Please note: This exhibit will be closed temporarily September 19-October 6, 2017.

Hustle and Bustle

Explore another time—experience our city’s history first hand

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What was it like to live in the early 1900s? Come learn about the time when Greensboro got its nickname. Imagine the era when the railroad made our town a gateway to the rest of the country as you become an operator at the local telephone exchange, or step up to a drugstore counter and measure out the elements for a prescription. Or, perhaps you would prefer to write on a school slate, try to lift a fire bucket, or laugh at a silent film.