The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University is a regional resource for education and research:
- We CONNECT people with local history and culture.
- We BUILD bridges between the University and wider community.
- We SERVE as a resource for cultural heritage organizations in the region.
Western Carolina University creates learning opportunities that incorporate teaching, research, service, and engagement through on campus, off campus, on-line and international experiences. The university focuses its undergraduate, master's and three doctoral programs, educational outreach, research, creative, and cultural activities to sustain and improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in Western Carolina and beyond.