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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

January 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 4, 2020


Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: “Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions”.

Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at 24 Water Street in Old Fort.

Admission is free.

“Steeped in Time” highlights the history of one of the world’s favorite drinks. Around the globe, tea consumption ranks second only to water. Hot, cold, sweet or unsweet, this brew has helped shape modern society and continues to grow in popularity.

Visitors to the exhibit will learn how tea is grown and manufactured; how it is shipped and prepared; what items have been used over the centuries to produce and drink it; and what customs have developed around this important potable.

Learn more about tea by visiting the Steeped in Time exhibit.

Mountain Gateway Museum is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, contact RoAnn Bishop at 828-668-9259 or


January 16, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762
24 Water Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 United States
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