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  • Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park puts a new spin on downtown Wilson

    Thirty of the late folk artist’s works have been gathered, restored and put on display around the perimeter of this 2-acre park in downtown Wilson. Years in the works, it has its grand opening Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 right before the annual North Carolina Whirligig Festival that celebrates Simpson and his creations.

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park puts a new spin on downtown Wilson

Thirty of the late folk artist’s works have been gathered, restored and put on display around the perimeter of this 2-acre park in downtown Wilson. Years in the works, it has its grand opening Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 right before the annual North Carolina Whirligig Festival that celebrates Simpson and his creations.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com