Town of Angier: Gourd Museum

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The Town of Angier
PO Box 278
55 N Broad Street West
Angier, NC 27501
919-639-2071

Emergency After Hours:
910-893-9111

Hours of Operation
7:30am - 5:30pm

Gourd Museum

Gourd Museum is located in the Angier Municipal Building. This is the same building as the Angier Library.

The address is 28 N. Raleigh Avenue, Angier, NC 27501

To view the Gourd Museum please call 919.639.4413

This Gourd Museum was established in 1964 by Marvin and Mary Johnson on their homestead just off of NC Hwy 55 between Fuquay-Varina and Angier in the Kennebec Community just opposite of the Fuquay-Angier Airport.

Marvin, long-time president of the North Carolina Gourd Society, founded the museum. Nephew Mark Johnson, who lived next door, owned and operated the museum for many years inside this small white building.



This gourd museum has gourd crafts from all around the world. There are tiny miniatures gourds like robin's eggs, dippers taller than a tall man and giant African mammoth gourds so strong Marvin had his picture taken standing on one. Even lights are made from gourds.



The guestbook has signed comments from school groups, television crews, Fuquay farmers and gourd lovers from every continent.

History was gathered from www.twincreek.com/gourds/museum.htm

In 2006 the museum was relocated to the Angier Municipal Building.