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Step Back in Time Camp

July 16 and 30, August 6 and 20 | 8:30am to 4:30pm

Participants can choose any or all of the 4 days with unique activities each day.

$25 per day. Ages 9 - 11 | Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Questions? email or 227-7129, Registration 


The MHC's permanent exhibits are currently closed.

We will reopen August 17 in the new gallery @ Hunter Library

MHC @ Hunter Library location

Traveling Exhibits

"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

Mountain Heritage Center

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: The MHC Galleries are currently closed. We will reopen on August 17 @ Hunter Library

Offices: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

To confirm hours or to arrange a special tour, please contact us at (828) 227-7129, by email, or visit our Facebook page.

The Mountain Heritage Center follows the university holiday calendar.



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