About Us

We are a group of individuals with family, academic, community and historical interest in Ella May Wiggins and our textile heritage. We are dedicated to creating a lasting physical memorial for her in Gastonia.

Dr. Amy Sifford
Director
Publicity
Social Media Manager

Kristina Horton
​Head of Historical Research
Secretary

David E. Turner
Webmaster

Lucy Penegar
​Community Resource Liaison

Jason Luker
​Gaston County Museum Representative

Steve Pi
Artist & Sculptor 

(Photo by David Currence)

(On floor) Rebekah Manning, (sitting) Tammy Cantrell, Karen Price, Lucy Penegar, Amy Sifford, Kristina Horton

Our committee members are available to speak to you about our mission and provide information about Ella May. 

Please contact us if you would like someone from the committee to speak to your group or organization about our effort.