Here is a fun tidbit on an exhibit that opens October 21, 2014. Check it out.
MADE IN DENTON COUNTY
Have you ever passed an eighteen wheeler, sipped a drink from a paper carton, put on a high school class ring, or walked by a brick home and wondered where those items were made? The answer could very well be right here in Denton County. The way that a community’s identity and character are perceived can be strongly connected to what a place makes or produces. Music, food, clothing, and culture are just a few of the items that can establish a location’s personality in the mind of the outside world. Denton County has built a large and colorful reputation through the things made right here in our community. From semi-trucks to ecofriendly packaging, beer to brats, our county’s legacy is one of craftsmanship and complexity with innovation that is as diverse as its innovators.
A new exhibit highlighting “Locally Made” in Denton County opens October 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM with a ribbon-cutting by the Denton County Commissioners Court and the Museums Committee of the Denton County Historical Commission. A reception with light refreshments will follow the tour of the exhibit.
"Baby Clay Visits the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square"
Baby Clay, a brick that is 116 inches long (9 ft. 8 in.) created by Acme Brick in Denton was born on July 4, 2007 and set the world record for the world’s largest brick.
This “baby” sets all kinds of records because he weighs in at over three tons and is 116 inches long (9 ft. 8 in.) – one inch for every year that Acme has been in business as of 2007. The brick measures 39 inches tall and 39 inches wide. That makes Clay nearly 3,000 times the size of a standard brick).
The newborn was named Clay because he is comprised of clay materials from each of Acme’s 23 brick plants around the Southwest.
Baby Clay will make his first downtown Denton appearance for the opening of the new exhibit, “Made in Denton County” at the Courthouse on the Square Museum. The Baby is available for picture taking from 8:00 am until 1:00 PM on the Elm Street side of the Courthouse Square.
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