Join Our Team in 2024
The Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum at Grovewood Village is seeking volunteers for 2024 to greet guests and answer questions about our rich craft history. If you enjoy interacting with people and have an interest in local history, please fill out this application form. Prior knowledge of Biltmore Industries’ history is helpful but not necessary. As a perk, volunteers will receive 30% off all merchandise at Grovewood Gallery, located next door to the museum.
Weekend & Weekday Availability
The museum is open daily from April – December. Volunteer shifts are from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM or 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (3-hour shifts).
The Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum
Located in the heart of Grovewood Village, this humble one-room museum gives a historical overview of Biltmore Industries, a notable enterprise in American craft co-founded by Edith Vanderbilt. At the height of its success in the late 1920s, Biltmore Industries produced 950 yards of fabric per day, employed up to 100 workers, and boasted a very well-heeled roster of customers, including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Helen Keller, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
The museum showcases an antique 4-harness loom and memorabilia such as letters, artifacts, and photographs depicting highlights from the active years of the industry. Admission is free, but a small donation is appreciated. The building that houses the collection is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For volunteer inquiries and questions, email email@example.com.