A group of Gaston artists was responsible for the discovery of this town’s past, represented in a tactile sense through nine historic buildings. That discovery spurred the development of a project showcasing the town’s textile history. It included a hands on exhibit for children and guided tour through historic buildings such as the Rhyne Building and Wilson-Spargo House. As for future plans inspired by this project, they included restoring the historic feel through installing gas lamps and offering buggy rides. Contained were photos of the buildings that made Dallas the second largest bearer of historic buildings in the state (Salem is number one).