The Mountain Heritage Center has several audiovisual programs.
DVD's can be borrowed or viewed at the MHC.
Videos can be borrowed or viewed at the MHC.
Nine-projector multi-image shows can be viewed only at the MHC Auditorium in the H. F. Robinson Building.
Unless prior arrangements are made, the period of a loan will be one week. The borrower is responsible for return shipping and handling costs. Please contact the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129 or via email for more information.
Available to view and also on DVD for loan:
After the War - How Appalachian communities and people are changed by World War I and World War II. Looks at education, the economy, and civil rights. Grades 5 - 12. 10 min.
Bells in the Valley - A history of Western Carolina University as it developed starting in 1889; the history of the institution, the feelings of people who attended the school, and the school's impact on their lives and the region. 5 - 12. 18 min.
New Threads in Old Patterns - Features coverlets and relates the story of the revival of handicrafts in southern Appalachia. 5 - 12. 20 min.
Available in 9-projector slide tape format to view in auditorium only:
Corn: Milling, Tilling and Stilling - Presents the story of corn as it was used by Native Americans and frontier settlers in the southern Appalachians for many hundreds of years. Grades 4 - 8. 16 min.
Mountain Trout - The 10,000-year history of the relationship between humans, trout, and running water in the southern Appalachians. 5 - 12. 18 min.
Stream of Life - The history of the Hazel Creek watershed from Native American settlement, through the pioneer experience, logging, and the creation of Fontana Lake. Grades 5 - 12. 15 min.
Available to view and also on video for loan:
Going Places: Travel and Tourism in Western North Carolina - The show traces the regional development of the transportation system that allowed
people to visit this unique region and celebrates the traveling spirit of visitors
past, present and future, who venture out to see and experience the lure of western
North Carolina. Grades 4 - 8. 18 min.
Irons in the Fire - The history of the role of blacksmithing in the development of European and Cherokee culture in the southern Appalachians. Grades 4 - 12.18 min.
Islands in the Clouds - Features the Blue Ridge Parkway tracing its Depression-era origins and other interesting facts about the scenic highway. Grades 4 - 12. 18 min.
Migration of the Scotch-Irish People - Follows this group of early Appalachian settlers from Ulster to Pennsylvania, the Shenandoah Valley, and western North Carolina. Grades 4 - 8. 16 min.
The Stringband: NC's Musical Tradition - Stringband music has been part of North Carolina's history since colonial times. The evolution of the string band and its changing sound is traced across three centuries. Grades 3-8. 15 min.
With Hammer, Anvil and Fire - A show featuring historic and contemporary blacksmithing. Grades 3 - 8. 18 min.
Working the Land - Describes the past, present, and future of farming in southern Appalachia, particularly western North Carolina, through commodities such as corn, tobacco, and livestock. Grades 2 - 12. 14 min.