February 10, 2012
Association meeting The North Laurel Civic Association's general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Information: 240-786-5747. Laurel exhibit "True Life: I'm a Laurel Mill Worker" is on view at the Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. The exhibit explores a different side of Laurel's history as a mill town and the community's early growth. Using an 1870s family to tell the story, it introduces visitors to the lives and experiences of the hundreds of men, women and children who worked in the town's cotton mills between the 1830s and 1929. The exhibit includes artifacts, diaries, photos and a re-created mill worker's home.