THE Crafts Center
50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years & More!


weaving class in former clay studio areaThe Crafts Center is celebrating 50 years & more! Come share your memories and pictures, help us to grow our community of makers and join us throughout this special anniversary year. We invite you to check out the Crafts Center’s new blog:


This year the Crafts Center is preparing to celebrate 50 years in Thompson Hall, a wonderful success story with many memories worth retelling. However, the span of years leading up to the move to Thompson Hall is the least understood chapter of Crafts Center history. Did you know we actually began operation during the early 1950s as¬†The Craft Shop¬†located in the Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union? And, there are solid hints the Center’s roots may even go back further to the years prior to construction of NC State’s first student union.


We invite you to join us in the effort of retelling and archiving the Crafts Center’s history by sharing your personal memories and photographs on our special anniversary blog.


Be sure to attend our Celebratory Potluck Dinner in April!