MEBANE — A reception for "Mayors of Modern Mebane," a special edition of "Makers of Modern Mebane," will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the Mebane Arts & Community Center, 633 Corregidor St.

The 2018 edition of this annual exhibit is a collaboration between the City of Mebane and museum and will be on display at the museum, 209 W. Jackson St., Mebane, through June 2019.

Mebane's first mayor was elected in 1882, and since then, a variety of leaders have spotlighted different aspects of Mebane's character while enacting plans for the present and future. This exhibit will feature Marvin Walker, Brooks Gardner and current mayor, Glendel Stephenson.

Admission is free. For more details, call 919-563-5054.

 

'Baseball During the Depression Era' will be presented Monday

MEBANE — Robert D. Billinger Jr., Ph.D., will present "Playing for Empowerment: Mill Town Baseball During the Depression Era" at 7 p.m. Monday in the lower level of the Mebane Historical Museum, 209 W. Jackson St.

During the Great Depression, baseball was a game that all people could play or watch as they sought power or empowerment. Mill owners sought enthusiastic worker-players and loyal mill-town residents; players desired self-esteem and personal glory; and fans pursued excitement.

Admission is free. For more details, call 919-563-5054 or visit www.mebanehistoricalmuseum.org.