St.James Place Museum

64 Alt And Outerbridge Street.

This restored 1910 Primitive Baptist church building in Robersonville is now a fascinating museum of southern folk art. The late Gothic Revival structure houses an impressive and changing display of orginal furnishings, folk art and antique duck decoys. The museum, created by Dr. A. Everette James, Jr., who grew up in Robersonville, was featured in a story by D.G. Martin (Preserve, Collect and Share) in the June 2004 issue of Our State Magazine. More than 100 North Carolina quilts including 42 African-American examples and hundreds of pieces of North Carolina pottery are exhibited here. James' survey collection of folk art and historic North Carolina potter was the first of its kind on display in any North Carolina museum. Portions of his collection are on loan to major musuems across the state. James has collected quilts representing many counties in the state and has a large collection of African-American quilts. St. James Place Museum attracts visitors, including many experts, from far and wide but you are likely to have it all to yourself, creating a very special experience. Open year-round, daily by appointment. Free Admission.