Discover North Carolina's Textile and Industrial History

Preserving our Heritage of Working People and Places

About Us

Our Team

We Need You!  Randolph Heritage relies on volunteers to restore and maintain our collections!

We Need You! Randolph Heritage depends on volunteers to restore, maintain and exhibit our amazing collection of buildings, machines and properties. Do you have skills we can use? Get in touch for more information!

Our History


Randolph Heritage was formed in 1994 to preserve the landmarks of Franklinville, North Carolina, one of the earliest cotton mill villages in the South. We own properties on Deep Riverwithin the 1985 National Register Historic District. Since 2016 we have been entrusted with the American Textile History Musume's nationally significant collection of American textile machinery.

Our Mission


We seek to preserve the remains of American industrial history in all its forms. From the 1790s to the 1970s the textile  industry was an economic powerhouse providing jobs and teaching skills to American workers. In the 21st century, its memories fade every day. We are committed to maintaining its lessons for future generations.


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Your support and contributions will enable us to house and restore more than 25,000 square feet of irreplaceable collections illustrating 250 years of American textile history. Your generous donation will pay off loans and fund our restoration workshop..

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