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
Social Media Manager

Kristina Horton
​Head of Historical Research

David E. Turner

Lucy Penegar
​Community Resource Liaison

Rev. Laura Elliot
Grant Writer

Jason Luker
​Gaston County Museum Representative

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.