board of directors

Dot Guthrie

Curator and Executive Director

Dot Guthrie is a librarian and retired supervisor for Gaston County Schools. She has also worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Clover School Districts. Mrs. Guthrie is a member of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Currently, she is a member of the Gaston Board of Education and serves as the Museum Curator.


Aurelia S. Falls – Secretary
Carolyn West-Brown – Treasurer
Charles Whitesides – Financial Secretary
Kathleen Blake
Karen Bringle

Bettye Canada
Mamie Chisholm
James Garvin
Hattie Hardin
Mary Holmes

Susan Maxon
Diane McMillan
Michele McPhatter
Larry Louis Moore
Mary Nichols Smith