This page contains information and links for upcoming events, conferences and meetings, history days, and newsletters.

Upcoming Events

Please email the Textile Trail  at wgtht@westga.edu to share your community’s upcoming textile-related event on our website and social media.

Exhibit Opening and Guided Walking Tour at Bowdon Station

March 13, 2018


Spring 2018 Newsletter

 Past Newsletters

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Winter Early-2015 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter 

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Fall 2013 Newsletter


  Conferences & Meetings

Annual Conference 2015

Textile Trail 2015 Annual Conference at Crown Gardens and Archives in Dalton, Georgia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Past Conferences & Meetings

2016 Regional Meeting Series

2015 Conference

2014 Conference

2012 Conference


 History Days

History Days provide opportunity for former and current textile and apparel workers to share their personal stories through oral history interviews and personal and company photographs and documents, such as, company published newspapers and letters. The purpose of these history days was to provide a comfortable, but scholarly setting for people to share their memories.

All digitally recorded interviews and high quality scanned images and documents collected during the event are archived in the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia. The stories captured will be used for research and to further the importance of textile history in this region.

Communities interested in hosting their own Textile History Day are encouraged to contact Trail Coordinator Chanell Lowery or Trail Curator Brandon Cohran at the Center for Public History at 678-839-6141 or by email at wgtht@westga.edu.

Past History Days

2012 History Days: Aragon, Rome, Carrollton, Cedartown, and Bowdon