First Thursday Concert and Jam with Josh Goforth
April 9, 7:00 - 9:00
MHC Celebration party
April 11, 1:00 - 5:00
The MHC is moving!
Celebrate 36 years in H.F.R. Building
Eat cake, listen to music and stories, share memories!
Help envision the future with plans of our new exhibit space.
Migration of the Scotch-Irish People
January 12 – April 11, 2015
"Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains"
Western Office of Archives and History, Oteen, NC
"Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation" Jackson County Public Library, Sylva
"Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation" Rural Life Museum, Mars Hill University
Come join us at the Mountain Heritage Center -- celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region. Through our exhibitions, publications, educational programs, and demonstrations, you'll discover the rich traditions of the mountains, see the Appalachian region from new perspectives, and come away with an enhanced understanding of its land, culture, and people.
Mountain Heritage Center Mission
The Mountain Heritage Center at WCU 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 regional cultural heritage organizations.
Hours of Operation
Galleries: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursdays, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, February 1 - December 7
Offices: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Mountain Heritage Center follows the university holiday calendar.