Capel's Songbird Rug to be Added to N.C. Museum of History

Capel's SongbirdCapel's Songbird

RALEIGH, N.C.-The North Carolina Museum of History will add Capel Rugs' braided Songbird rug to its permanent artifact collection, recognizing the company's long history as a North Carolina manufacturer. A special ceremony was held today on the N.C. State University's Centennial Campus.

Capel Rugs began 93 years ago, after A. Leon Capel transformed his Gee-Haw Plowline company into a privately owned importer and manufacturer of area rugs.

"All of us at Capel Rugs feel incredibly honored to have one of our rugs added to the North Carolina Museum of History," said Mary Clara Capel, Capel Rugs' director of administration. "We strive to reflect our history of superior design and outstanding quality with every rug we make and it is exciting to receive recognition for that commitment."

Capel Rugs first presented the Songbird rug to be one of the items featured in the NCSU-Industrial Extension Service's Manufacturing Makes It Real Tour, a week-long celebration of the high-quality and competitive spirit of North Carolina manufacturers. The North Carolina Museum of History celebrates North Carolina's past, present and future by collecting and preserving artifacts and other materials relating to the state's history and heritage.

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